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Re: curl-multi: Pausing download with connection open

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 09:36:37 +0200 (CEST)

On Sat, 17 Jul 2004, Richard Atterer wrote:

>> I'm open for suggestions and patches on how such a pausing would be
>> controlled.
> Hmm, libcurl could maintain a "paused" flag for each easy handle, and when
> that flag is set, the handle's sockets could no longer be returned in the
> fd_set result of curl_multi_fdset().

Yes that would work, and then connections marked as paused wouldn't be checked
for receiving or sending data.

> Also, it's possible that the application will run out of connections sooner
> if there's some kind of limit... What does CURLOPT_MAXCONNECTS apply to,
> overall open connections, connections to a single host, or overall open, but
> unused connections?

Maximum number of open connections in an easy handle's connection "pool". They
are used to allow connection re-use when subsequent requests are made.

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Received on 2004-07-18