> I've learned once that the default timeout for reporting a failed > TCP connect attemp is 45 seconds for Windows?
40 seconds comes to mind, which is why most of my applications ping a server before attempting to connect to it, since ping has a configurable timeout. If you Goggle the TcpMaxConnectRetransmissions and TcpInitialRTT registry keys, you'll find information about the connect timeouts work. Beware changing the default (or non-existent keys) values, it effects every TCP connection on the PC. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip Angus -- To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list please goto http://lists.elists.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/twsocket Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be