[phpxmlrpc] Long lasting calls

Attila atteeela at gmail.com
Tue Aug 31 22:56:57 CEST 2010

Thanks for your help.

I meant is there anything in the server side of phpxmlrpc that would
time out the request? (Outside of apache/php timeouts)


On 8/31/10, Gaetano Giunta <giunta.gaetano at gmail.com> wrote:
>   Attila wrote:
>> Hi,
>> We are using the phpxmlrpc 2.2.2 package in our code.
>> An issue we run into is very long lasting calls.  We have methodCalls that
>> are expected to take anywhere between 5 - 15 minutes.
>> The problem is that there is a timeout somewhere.
>> In the FAQ there is a section titled:
>>     How to enable long-lasting method calls
>> Can you provide a quick pointer on how to prevent the library from timing
>> out?
> Not really hard - it's just that are more than one place where a timeout is
> imposed:
> 1. use the timeout parameter in the send() method call [client side]
> 2. set the php script timeout limit: parameter max_execution_time in in
> php.ini (or via an ini_set() call if you cannot alter php.ini eg. on shared
> hosting)
> [both client and server]
> 3. make sure that the webserver serving the request does not time out in
> itself, e.g. the TimeOut directive for Apache might have an impact
> For debugging purposes:
> 1. use debug level 3 on the phpxmlrpc client
> 2. use a network sniffer such as Wireshark
> bye
> Gaetano
> ps: for such long-lasting methods, it might be better off to split
> processing in multiple xmlrpc calls:
> one that starts processing, gets back a token
> then a loop that every X seconds asks with the given token if results are
> ready
> server-side, the ignore_user_abort() php function could be used to make sure
> processing of the first call continues after sending the token response to
> the client
>> Thank you,
>> -A
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