HTTP client: $wgHTTPConnectTimeout
Timeout for connections done internally (in seconds)
Introduced in version:1.22.0 (Gerrit change 58247; git #58f71c7e)
Removed in version:still in use
Allowed values:(float)
Default value:5.0 (1.35+)
5e0 (1.22-1.34)

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Maximum time in seconds that you allow the connection phase of the request to the other server to take.

This setting is ignored if the cURL php extension is not installed.

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