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    Session timeout, connection timeout, and server timeout

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20


    What is the difference between "session timeout", "connection timeout", and "server timeout"?


    *Session timeout is when the screen goes back to the initial OPAC screen and/or the user is logged-out and required to re-sign-on.

    *Connection timeout is the same as "search timeout". If the server hasn't responded to the query within x time, the user will get an "error 501, timeout reached" message; "The page cannot be displayed"; or, in some cases, just "Done". This can occur with adjacency searches in an "setenv ADJACENCY N" environment.

    *Server timeout might sometimes be used in the sense of the preceding "connection timeout", but generally it is the same as "server refresh". It's when the server stops and restarts.

    Category: System Management (500)

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013