area=AreaAdapter(request) force time out

I am reading some mcidas data files directly from a local network disk.
I use the following in python:


about 10% of the time the hangs up, probably because my local network is
The problem is that it hangs forever.

Is there a way to put a timer on this so that it will time out after a
few seconds?
So that I can try again.

G. Garrett Campbell Ph. D.
Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
Colorado State University
Ft. Collins, CO, USA
970 491 8497

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