Time Out Error When Connecting To Web3


We've seen this issue a few times from customers attempting to connect to Web3.

w3 = Web3(HTTPProvider("https://ethshared.bdnodes.net"))   ---   error: timeout

There is no timeout with HTTPProvider but there can be a timeout with the response the user is expecting. The suggested solution was to increase their timeout value when creating their web3 object.

Web3(HTTPProvider("https://ethshared.bdnodes.net", request_kwargs={'timeout': 60})) \\instead of default 10


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