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Handling synchronous integration more efficiently

partha naveen
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Joined: Jul 17, 2008
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Hi ,

I have an application that integrates with quite a large number of applications making calls usually with XML/HTTP using HttpClient. While none of these external applications are within my control , what would be the best way in which my application does not get performance bottlenecks if these integrating applications are down? The underlying solution I am looking for is that the tomcat server where I am hosting my application should not run into overwhelmed requests or congestion because of these client calls. Is there a way to time out client calls ? All calls are synchronous and the current requirements do not facilitate the use of asynchronous design

Any inputs on this would be great!

Thanks
Prth
Nitesh Kant
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Joined: Feb 25, 2007
Posts: 1638

HttpClient provides a bunch of connection related properties that you can see here


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