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    How do I set the timeout period of the Z39.50 server?

    • Product: Voyager
    • Product Version: 7.2.5


    How to configure the Z39.50 server to time out idle connections at a different point than one hour?


    1. On the server, in /m1/voyager/xxxdb/ini/z3950svr.ini, add or change a line like the following, specifying the number of seconds after which the Z39.50 server should terminate idle connections: TimeOut=60
    2. Kill all running z3950 server processes.
    3. Run the /m1/voyager/xxxdb/sbin/Pz3950svr script to restart the master server (or wait until the server goes through its nightly restart).

    Always monitor the effects on your services when you make such a change.

    Additional Information

    The default timeout period is 3600 seconds or one hour.

    This setting works in tandem with the number of max connections ("sessions") allowed.  See: Is it possible to change maximum connections for z39.50 server? How?

    • Article last edited: 08-Oct-2013
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