Thread: Using a timeout on a thread

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    Using a timeout on a thread

    How would I implement a timeout on a thread to prevent a socket from not providing any input

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    I do not get how timeout could prevent from "not providing" something...

    Could you elaborate what are you trying to do?
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    I am running a server which has a thread pool that will take in a client's request on a given socket and then process this request on the socket while the server waits for more connections. But to ensure that a client doesn't connect to one of my threads and doesn't provide the thread with any input so that the just sits there useless I would like to use a timeout to close the socket after a certain period of time if there was no data processing.

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