Hi.

>In article <200505052255.j45MtVam031547 / rubyforge.org>,
>  noreply / rubyforge.org writes:
>
>> open-uri is very handy, but as far as I can tell I can't change the read timeout
>> on the underlying socket.  I end up having to hack a workaround into Net::HTTP
>> to allow me to set a timeout on its instances before opening the URI.
>
>Does adding :read_timeout option solve the problem?

This is old entry, but Nicholas was waiting for this on RubyForge without notice
of redirecting to ruby-core. I'll quote his reply bellow.

http://rubyforge.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1878&group_id=426&atid=1698

>I don't have the latest libraries, but I made what I think
>is an equivalent patch (the actual setting of the timeout I
>put in class HTTP's proxy_open() method) and it worked fine.

>Thanks!

>Nicholas