> If I try and connect to a FTP server and that computer isn't even > switch on, the FTP client gives up after about 25 seconds. Is > this timeout goverened by the FTP component or by something > deeper down in Windows networking. I was just wondering if I > could shorten this timeout period.
This timeout is standard TCP/IP stuff, very hard to change, buried in the Windows registry and will effect all applications. The only simple solution is to ping the remote server first, which can have a variable timeout of milliseconds upwards. But not all servers respond to ping and sometimes firewalls block it deliberately, like mine. Look at the OverbyteIcsPingTst.dpr sample, and TPingThread in particular. > The FTP Client "Timeout" > property doesn't seem to have any effect on this, so the next > question would be as to what this does affect? Timeout during a connection, when no traffic is moving. 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