SslStream.ReadTimeout Property

Gets or sets the amount of time a read operation blocks waiting for data.

Namespace:  System.Net.Security
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public override int ReadTimeout { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
A Int32 that specifies the amount of time that elapses before a synchronous read operation fails.

This property returns the value returned by invoking ReadTimeout on the underlying stream. When you set this property, the ReadTimeout value on the underlying stream is set to the specified value.

If the underlying stream is a NetworkStream, ReadTimeout is in milliseconds and is set to Infinite by default so that read operations do not timeout.

The following code example demonstrates setting the value of this property.

static void ProcessClient (TcpClient client)
{
    // A client has connected. Create the  
    // SslStream using the client's network stream.
    SslStream sslStream = new SslStream(
        client.GetStream(), false);
    // Authenticate the server but don't require the client to authenticate. 
    try 
    {
        sslStream.AuthenticateAsServer(serverCertificate, 
            false, SslProtocols.Tls, true);
        // Display the properties and settings for the authenticated stream.
        DisplaySecurityLevel(sslStream);
        DisplaySecurityServices(sslStream);
        DisplayCertificateInformation(sslStream);
        DisplayStreamProperties(sslStream);

        // Set timeouts for the read and write to 5 seconds.
        sslStream.ReadTimeout = 5000;
        sslStream.WriteTimeout = 5000;
        // Read a message from the client.   
        Console.WriteLine("Waiting for client message...");
        string messageData = ReadMessage(sslStream);
        Console.WriteLine("Received: {0}", messageData);

        // Write a message to the client. 
        byte[] message = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes("Hello from the server.<EOF>");
        Console.WriteLine("Sending hello message.");
        sslStream.Write(message);
    }
    catch (AuthenticationException e)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Exception: {0}", e.Message);
        if (e.InnerException != null)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Inner exception: {0}", e.InnerException.Message);
        }
        Console.WriteLine ("Authentication failed - closing the connection.");
        sslStream.Close();
        client.Close();
        return;
    }
    finally
    {
        // The client stream will be closed with the sslStream 
        // because we specified this behavior when creating 
        // the sslStream.
        sslStream.Close();
        client.Close();
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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