Hi all,
This is my first post and I've been looking for a response inside the
class files, google and also this forum, but I haven't found a

I'm using the this API for adding connection timeouts to my ldap
connections. My question comes when I use the setSocketTimeout method or
LDAPConnection(timeout) constructor.
Inside the code, the setSocketTimeout method in the Connection class
sets the SoTimeout for the Socket object.
The setSoTimeout in the Java 1.4 API says "...a read() call on the
InputStream associated with this Socket will block for only this amount
of time. If the timeout expires, a java.net.SocketTimeoutException is
raised, though the Socket is still valid..."

So... I understand that I can hold the connection active if I'm not
doing any read, or any search, delete, and so on. I have a connection
pool and I need some active connections to be reused.

And my problem starts here. If I open a new connection
LDAPConnection ldapConnection = new LDAPConnection(timeout);
ldapConnection.connect(host, port);

If the connection remains idle over the requested timeout, the
connection gets closed.

The question is... żIs this a Bug or is the correct behaviour?

Thanks in advance!

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