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CURLINFO_LASTSOCKET explained

NAME

CURLINFO_LASTSOCKET - get the last socket used

SYNOPSIS

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLcode curl_easy_getinfo(CURL *handle, CURLINFO_LASTSOCKET, long *socket);

DESCRIPTION

Deprecated since 7.45.0. Use CURLINFO_ACTIVESOCKET instead.

Pass a pointer to a long to receive the last socket used by this curl session. If the socket is no longer valid, -1 is returned. When you finish working with the socket, you must call curl_easy_cleanup() as usual and let libcurl close the socket and cleanup other resources associated with the handle. This is typically used in combination with CURLOPT_CONNECT_ONLY.

NOTE: this API is deprecated since it is not working on win64 where the SOCKET type is 64 bits large while its 'long' is 32 bits. Use the CURLINFO_ACTIVESOCKET instead, if possible.

PROTOCOLS

All

EXAMPLE

CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
if(curl) {
  long sockfd; /* doesn't work on win64! */
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "http://example.com");
 
  /* Do not do the transfer - only connect to host */
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_CONNECT_ONLY, 1L);
  res = curl_easy_perform(curl);
 
  /* Extract the socket from the curl handle */
  res = curl_easy_getinfo(curl, CURLINFO_LASTSOCKET, &sockfd);
 
  if(res != CURLE_OK) {
    printf("Error: %s\n", curl_easy_strerror(res));
    return 1;
  }
}

AVAILABILITY

Added in 7.15.2

RETURN VALUE

Returns CURLE_OK if the option is supported, and CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not.

SEE ALSO

curl_easy_getinfo, curl_easy_setopt, CURLINFO_ACTIVESOCKET

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