[Israel.pm] SOAP::Lite and timeout

Uri Bruck bruck at actcom.net.il
Sun Mar 6 06:09:28 PST 2005

Yona Shlomo wrote:
> Hello,
> I tried to define a timeout for a SOAP client:
> my $timeout = 1;
> my $soap = SOAP::Lite
> 	-> uri('urn:FooBar')
> 	-> proxy('http://localhost:9009', timeout => $timeout)
> ;
> My client gets an undefined object from its method call
> upon timeout (peeking into the fault data, reveals that it was
> due to a timeout).
> So far so good.
> It seems that the timeout breaks something, so the server
> dies too (I get a "Broken pipe" on the server's side).
> Anyone knows why the server dies and how to avoid that?
This text:
says that timeout is inherited from LWP::UserAgent, and it seems that 
SOAP::Lite doesn't have specific handling for it at all.

This url :
provides no specific answer for this, but it does have that cookbook style.

> I'm avoiding it now by ignoring sig-pipe signals:
> However, I wonder why this happens and why isn't any of
> the lower layers is handling this.
> Thanks.


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