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From: Dragos MOINESCU <>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 16:25:46 +0200

When downloading files (small and large) I need libcurl to close connection
and return some error code each time the transfer is stalled (no bytes
coming from peer).
The problem is that setting CURLOPT_LOW_SPEED_TIME means that I cannot allow
extremely low downloaders to grab a file. I need to download even with 1
byte / 29 seconds.
I know this scenario is kind of weird, but I really have to do this.

At the moment I am using CURLOPT_TIMEOUT that limits the size of the file to
download. The problem is that I cannot set a large value to allow a bigger
size to download. Yet I need to return an error code whenever connection is

Also, is there any method to curl_easy_cleanup() during connect()? Lets say
you use CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT to set 30 seconds time to connect() and in
the same time you receive a signal to terminate the process. I would like to
have a nice method of exiting from curl_easy_perform() in the middle of
connecting process.

Thanx for your time.

Head of Web Development Team
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Received on 2007-11-07