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How do I set a Readtimeout in Java URLConnection?

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Last Modified: 2013-12-02
I am using Java to connect to a url and read the contents of the page.
The code looks like what I have posted in the attachment. However, the connect and/or read timeouts don't seem to work and the program hangs. Examples of urls which can't be read are: http://www.ajc.com and http://www.statesman.com. I can supply more examples of such urls, although they can be read perfectly all right in a browser.

I have also tried:
System.setProperty("sun.net.client.defaultConnectTimeout", "5000");
System.setProperty("sun.net.client.defaultReadTimeout", "5000");
but this too doesn't seem to work.

try {
		newURL = new URL (CURLVal);
		HttpURLConnection conn = (HttpURLConnection) newURL.openConnection();
		conn.setRequestProperty("User-Agent", "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 4.0)");
		conn.setConnectTimeout(5000);
		conn.setReadTimeout(5000);
		
	
		InputStreamReader isr = new InputStreamReader(conn.getInputStream());
		BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(isr);
		String inputLine;
		
         while ((inputLine = in.readLine()) != null)
	    		contents = contents + inputLine;
			
		} 
			catch (SocketTimeoutException e) {
			}	
			
			catch (Exception e) {
			}

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