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Author orsenthil
Recipients docs@python, oddthinking, orsenthil
Date 2010-05-02.03:23:04
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I am not sure, there can be a default timeout value for client libraries like httplib and urllib2. 

Socket connection do have timeout and as you may have figured out already, the option in httplib and urllib methods is to set/override the socket._GLOBAL_DEFALT_TIMEOUT which is None by default (Wait indefinitely).

Since client libraries are using a global, setting it at once place (say at httplib) has same timeout applicable for other modules within the same process.

I see docs can highlight it more or perhaps link to sockets timeout information.
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