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Startup parameter: connectionTimeout

Startup parameters change the behavior of the Service Manager server. You can always set a startup parameter from the server's operating system command prompt.




This parameter defines the number of milliseconds that the server waits for a Service Manager client request before the server assumes that the client connection has timed out and closes the connection.

  • The timeout limit for the connectionTimeout parameter should be longer than that for the webservices_sessiontimeout parameter. Otherwise, the client session could not be reused. It is recommended that you set the value of the connectionTimeout parameter no less than 60000 milliseconds.
  • A value that is 30 seconds shorter than the value of the connectionTimeout parameter is automatically applied for the timeout limit of a web service if the Service Manager connection is kept alive.

Valid if set from

Server's operating system command prompt

Initialization file (sm.ini)

Requires restart of the Service Manager server?


Default value


Possible values

At least 45000

Example usage

Command line: sm -httpPort:13080 -connectionTimeout:80000

Initialization file: connectionTimeout:80000

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System parameters

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Enter a parameter in the sm.ini file

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Client parameters for Windows clients

Startup parameter: webservices_sessiontimeout