Request: Lower minimum timeout from 10s to 1s

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Request: Lower minimum timeout from 10s to 1s

#1 Post by AdmiralAdama » 2017-11-17 02:56

Hello,

I am using FileZilla Client to connect to DreamHost website hosting servers over SFTP. Basically, despite having keep-alive commands turned on, at random times the connection responsible for getting the remote directory structure will time out.
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Through googling I discovered that there is a timeout setting in the FileZilla settings menu that I can change. Screenshot above.

Default was set to 20. So when timeouts would happen, I would sit there for 20 seconds doing nothing waiting for the connection to refresh. This was inefficient and quite frustrating.

I found this setting and changed it to its minimum, 10. That helped a lot. Now I am only losing 10 seconds of time instead of 20. But it would be better if I could change this setting to something much lower. If it didn't have this minimum, I would probably set it to 2 seconds.

Anyway, long story short, can you please lower the minimum number of seconds of the setting in the above screenshot to 1 second? Unless there is some kind of harm in having a fast refresh threshold, it would be really helpful. I am a PHP developer and every time I tweak one line of code, I have to go into FileZilla, find the file, and upload it to the server to make the code change live. It really disrupts my workflow to have to wait 10 seconds just to click 1 file to upload.

Thanks in advance for considering my request. Have a great day.

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Re: Request: Lower minimum timeout from 10s to 1s

#2 Post by botg » 2017-11-17 08:31

Sounds like the real issue here is a different one. There's a faulty firewall at work that drops idle connections without informing both peers.

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Re: Request: Lower minimum timeout from 10s to 1s

#3 Post by AdmiralAdama » 2017-11-17 10:33

I agree.

I have a friend that works at DreamHost. I'll mention this to him.

What do you think of lowering the minimum timeout to 1? Is there a constant that can be easily tweaked somewhere that allows us to do that? That would really make my life easier, and probably for others too who would like to use this workaround.

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Re: Request: Lower minimum timeout from 10s to 1s

#4 Post by botg » 2017-11-17 10:44

Lower timeouts are too low, they'll result in timeouts on perfectly valid, alive connections.

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Re: Request: Lower minimum timeout from 10s to 1s

#5 Post by AdmiralAdama » 2017-11-17 10:49

Dang.

In my particular case I don't think there will be false positives. The connection is lightning fast when it isn't timed out.

Maybe I can hex the value to be lower. A lot of work, but might be worth it for this efficiency.

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