Connection Time-Out Timer

Connection Time-Out Timer: Whenever a method call is pending, a higher-layer protocol or application can instruct the RPC transport to monitor the state of the connection in an implementation-dependent<110> manner, above and beyond the monitoring provided by default by the RPC transport, so that if the server crashes or loses network connectivity to the client, the client can take recovery action. A method is considered pending on the server from a client perspective if all fragments of request have been sent and no replies have started arriving. Depending on the protocol sequence for the method call, the establishment of the timer acts only as advice to the RPC runtime system.

When this timer expires, the expiry is not noticed at the RPC protocol level but is noticed at the TCP/IP protocol level and shows as a local event, as specified in section