> 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

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.  



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