authentication cannot be timed out
Submitted by Lennart Poettering
Assigned to D-Bus Maintainers
currently a a dbus_connection_open_private() is relatively cheap and does little more than a connect(). The actual authentication chat is delayed to later and cannot be timed out.
if you use dbus_connection_open_private() followed by an immediate dbus_connection_send_with_reply_and_block() with a timeout parameter, this will block forever if the server is hanging, the timeout is effectively ignored here.