How to set a timeout for clnt_create() ?

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The clnt_create() method, part of the RPC library, does not include a way to change the default timeout parameter. A timeout parameter is useful for specifying the length of time an RPC call will wait for a response. Without the ability to set a timeout, unreachable addresses can block threads from continuing for unreasonable amounts of time.


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