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This is documentation about a configuration directive, which can be placed within Movable Type’s core configuration file, mt-config.cgi, to customize the behavior of the system.

Controls the number of seconds Movable Type will wait before timing out outbound HTTP requests from the application. In the event that MT makes an HTTP request and does not receive any kind of response from the server in n seconds, the socket and connection will timeout. Movable Type makes outbound HTTP connections when:

* fetching news on the dashboard
* retrieving a list of styles hosted remotely
* sending notification pings
* sending TrackBacks

In addition, some plugins may also make outbound HTTP requests, but they are not documented here.

Default value: 10


HTTPTimeout 5