GET Timeout Error - httr package - Error in Curl

httr

#1

Hi all,

First q here so bear with me if I get it wrong.

I'm having issues with my connection to URLs and not sure why as I can load sites in my browser but not retrieve them through R. This happens intermittently...

library(httr)
qhand <- "http://isc.sans.edu/api/handler"
GET(url=qhand)

Console Returns:

Error in curl::curl_fetch_memory(url, handle = handle) :
Timeout was reached: Connection timed out after 10000 milliseconds

Thanks for you help!


#2

Try adding a timeout parameter:

GET("http://httpbin.org/delay/1", timeout(20))

which will get you 20 seconds before giving up.

#3

Thanks @technocrat - seems like it was a permissions issue - I'm running it from work. tears hair out


#4

If you know your proxy settings at work you can do this.

library(httr)
set_config(
  use_proxy(url="your.proxy.ip", port="port", username="user",password="password")
)

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