An updated wget package that fixes one bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
GNU Wget is a file retrieval utility which can use either the HTTP of FTP protocols.
Previously, the wget utility failed with the "Connection timed out" message when running the utility to get data from Microsoft Windows Server 2003 that had returned an error for the "PORT" request. This was because wget did not correctly handle the error in the accept_connection() function and therefore did not attempt to retry upon the connection timeout. The underlying source code has been modified to ensure that wget retries the connection in the described scenario.
All users of wget are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.
Updated wget packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
GNU Wget is a file retrieval utility which can use either the HTTP, HTTPS or FTP protocol. Wget provides various useful features, such as the ability to work in the background while the user is logged out, recursive retrieval of directories, file name wildcard matching or updating files in dependency on file timestamp comparison.
The wget utility did not previously work as intended with the "-T, --timeout" option set. As a consequence, if the HTTPS server accepted a wget session but did not respond to the SSL handshake, the timeout could not take effect and Wget did not terminate the session after a given time. With this update, the underlying source code has been modified to ensure that Wget aborts the connection in this scenario.
All users of wget are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.