Network test time-outs

James B Horwath JamesHorwath at
Wed Jan 25 16:06:40 CET 2006

I am having an issue with Hobbit network tests.  There are times when 
network or (client) system congestion causes a network test such as SSH to 
fail.  The service is not down just slow, I receive a clear almost 
immediately after I receive the down.  To keep my sanity I need the 
network value upped.  In BB I was able to correct this by setting the 
variables BBNETTIMER[1-3] to higher values.  I wasn't able to find such a 
beast in Hobbit.  I opened the file bbtest-net.c and found the 
int             timeout=10;                     /* The timeout (seconds) 
for all TCP-tests */
int             extcmdtimeout = 30;

I do not use ICMP as a connectivity test, I use ssh for up/down, to me 
that is more realistic.   I searched the mail archives and didn't find 
anything. Can I up the values on the time-out to make the test not fail so 
quickly?  Or anybody else have any suggestions on how to work around the 

Please advise,

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