This function can be used to define a global timeout setting for all
functions of the Hollywood network library. By default, this timeout
is set to 10000 milliseconds (10 seconds). This means that if a server
takes longer than 10 seconds to respond, the network library will
automatically terminate the connection. Defining such a timeout is very
important to make sure that network functions cannot block your whole
script just because a server is down. Thus, there should always be a
reasonable timeout value.
Normally, it should not be necessary to use this function. In rare
circumstances, however, it might be useful to modify the global timeout
value. If you need to do so, just pass the desired timeout value in
milliseconds to this function.