HTtP Request Timeout

I need to understand the timieout below and what is actually happening.

In a class I have  
 Dim request As HttpWebRequest = DirectCast(WebRequest.Create(strUrl), HttpWebRequest)
blah...blah....blah...
request.Timeout = Convert.ToInt32(ConfigurationManager.AppSettings("DEV_CERTIFICATE_TIMEOUT"))

The appsetting number is 7200.

So...how long is that timeout?\
And does that apply to the request itself...and how would that be impacted by any IIS timeouts?
Larry Bristersr. DeveloperAsked:
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rerardCommented:
It is milliseconds, so 7200 ms = 7.2 seconds.

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CodeCruiserCommented:
Is the following your problem?


A Domain Name System (DNS) query may take up to 15 seconds to return or time out. If your request contains a host name that requires resolution and you set Timeout to a value less than 15 seconds, it may take 15 seconds or more before a WebException is thrown to indicate a timeout on your request.
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Larry Bristersr. DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks...best and most complete answer
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CodeCruiserCommented:
Glad to help :-)
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