I've implemented a SOAP Web Services client using AXIS2-1.3 libraries and WSDL2JAVA. I've used the following configuration to reuse the httpclient and increase the timeout period to 120 seconds, but the connection still times out after the default value of 60 seconds. The other annoying problem is that establishing a new https/ssl session is unusually slow, it takes about 5 seconds! This problem doesn't exit with other clients such as JMeter or .Net clients, so I think the problem is in my client configuration not the server. Here is my client configuration:
int timeOutInMilliSeconds = 120*1000; options.setTimeOutInMilliSeconds(timeOutInMilliSeconds); // doesn't make any difference options.setProperty( org.apache.axis2.transport.http.HTTPConstants.SO_TIMEOUT, timeOutInMilliSeconds); // No change in timeout options.setProperty( org.apache.axis2.transport.http.HTTPConstants.CONNECTION_TIMEOUT, timeOutInMilliSeconds); // No change in timeout!