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SQL Anywhere 10.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Connection Parameters and Network Protocol Options » Network protocol options

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Timeout protocol option [TO]

Specifies the length of time, in seconds, to wait for a response when establishing communications.




Integer, in seconds


5 for TCP/IP.

30 for HTTP and HTTPS.


Timeout also specifies the length of time to wait for a response when disconnecting. You may want to try longer times if you are having trouble establishing TCP/IP or SPX communications.

On the database server, this is the amount of time to wait after sending the broadcast looking for servers with the same name. It is only used on server startup, and does not affect client connections.

When using HTTP or HTTPS on the server, this parameter specifies the maximum idle time permitted when receiving a request. If this limit is reached, the connection is closed and a 408 REQUEST TIMEOUT is returned to the client. The value 0 disables idle timeout, but should be used with extreme caution. Without this limit, a rogue client could consume the server's resources and prevent other clients from connecting.


The following data source fragment starts a TCP/IP communication link only, with a timeout period of twenty seconds.