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shassouneh
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Icon 2001-11-29 21:10:14

Hi All, this pertains to Windows 2000 and XP (IE 5.0 or later). [XP uses IE 6.0]

How can we change the time out settings for IE? For instance, since I'm on a crappy network, IE returns a "page not found / cannot find server" page whenever I try to upload some file becaus ethe upload time times out! I KNOW the server is there and running, so I just need to edit IE's timout settings. Any hints anyone?

Agin, this pertians to Win2k/XP.

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AlecStaar
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Icon 2001-11-29 21:14:19

If it's timing out? Here is some registry entries for TcpIP (the root of you network)

Under:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TcpIP\Parameters

BCastQueryTimeout

* Specifies the period of time the system will wait before timing out broadcast name queries. The minimum value is 100. The default is 750.

CacheTimeout

* Time in seconds that a DNS server that uses WINS lookup can cache the response from the WINS server.

DefaultTTL

* Specifies the default Time To Live (TTL) value set in the header of outgoing IP packets. The TTL determines the maximum amount of time an IP packet may live in the network without reaching its destination. It is effectively a limit on the number of routers an IP packet may pass through before being discarded.

DefaultRegistrationTTL

* This parameter can be used to control the TTL value sent with dynamic DNS registrations

DNSQueryTimeouts

* This parameter can be used to change the DNS query timeouts that the DNS client uses. In a controlled non-Internet or low-delay environment this could be used to decrease the time to failure of the query

KeepAliveTime

* The parameter controls how often TCP attempts to verify that an idle connection is still intact by sending a keep-alive packet. If the remote system is still reachable and functioning, it acknowledges the keep-alive transmission. Keep-alive packets are not sent by default. This feature may be enabled on a connection by an application.



APK

P.S.=> I use ALOT of "custom entries" so if you do not find some of these there, don't sweat it... you can ignore them unless you feel they would help, & you add them as DWORD type. The sites you visit that fdefine them for you will give a default setting & probably advice on how to tune them also... apk

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shassouneh
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Icon 2001-11-29 21:41:34

Hmm, that's going a little too fast for me. I think i better wait till they improve the internet a bit here. It only recently (oday) started to time out on me while uploading.. Oh well. Life beihnd a college network. Like a virtual prison. a 28.8 modem conection is more honorable! ;-)

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"
Hmm, that's going a little too fast for me. I think i better wait till they improve the internet a bit here. It only recently (oday) started to time out on me while uploading.. Oh well. Life beihnd a college network. Like a virtual prison. a 28.8 modem conection is more honorable! ;-) "


Sorry man... best I can do in some instances is to give you the 'short & sweet' stock "webster's dictionary" definition... to form analogous comparisons in some of my posts?

Well... you are willing to read thru them I note, many folks are not! Which is why I put up the "puny" condensed version definitions... not to make my usual "novel sized" posting!

* LOL, a prison... well, this is how you learn your 'jailbreak' techniques basically. If you ask me? Most Network Admins/Engineers of excellent calibre? Would make excellent "Cracker/Hacker" types too, they know their enemy so to speak, & have the same basic skillsets!

BUT, please: Don't do anything that will get you in a jam at school though, ok?

Do try "get in good" with the network techs if you can, they will make it easier on you...

ESPECIALLY if you showed some understanding of this stuff, so you are not a pain to them trying to explain stuff to you etc. as some folks have NO patience & are not good teachers!

Your doing this networking stuff ontop of your programming curriculum would show they you are trying to LEARN!

Myself? I would help someone like that out ALOT, which is why I tend to help you alot here... you are trying like hell & I can see that!

(This is, after all, WHY you are in school... right?)

Especially since you are I think, a Computer Science programming major, rather than a Computer Engineering major. This shows you going WAY above & beyond your normal course of study... WHICH IS GOOD!

To me? To be an EFFECTIVE programmer, or on the converse, Network Engineer/Admin. in tomorrow's competitive world in this field? You had best KNOW all the bases at least somewhat. Be that jack of all trades & ecclectic man!

When you go out there for a job after "doing your time" lol, at school? This will prepare you for tech. interviews on ALOT of levels #1, & also make you are MORE effective coder (or Networker) because you understand the game not only at detail levels,the nitty gritty, but how it ALL interacts on a 10,000 foot view high level too!

The 'splitting of hairs' on job interviews in this field with 50+ k paychecks on the line annually? Is done at this level...the fine points & instinct/understanding you show in it! Most everyone knows the stock stuff, but it is HOW it relates & how creative you are that does the job in getting the job in interviews I feel!

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APK

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shassouneh
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Icon 2001-11-30 18:50:27

Cool. Thanx for your comments. Its definately a confidence boost. btw, I'm a Junior and my major IS Computer Science. It may as well be called semi-computer engineering since we do soooooooo much math, physics and other stuff too! I'll be minoring in math and physics by the time i get done (if ever), LOL.
I need to figure out this networking business. I aso need to figure out Linux. Yes, I absolutely hate linux and think its a retard OS (right now at least), but I know I'm "expected" to know all about it when i apply for a job!
I am considering starting off building a domain or a small Windows 2000 server. Of coarse, this means having to learn the innner workings of Active Directory and what its all about, eww. I tried messing with that earlier to little or no avail.
Btw, I really do appreciate yo answering to my posts. You, clutch and the gang make this place a GREAT hangout for WIndows NT fans and lovers alike! Keep it up guys. Maybe someday I'll move up the hierarchy level and start helping people too, once I pick up a little more experience. I know a lot about win9x/Me but not NT/Linux at least not YET).

Anyways, I'll let you guys know of my progress on the server. I'm looking forward to this upcoming xmas break, it'll be a great time to do some serious reading!!!

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