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RE: Support Of cURL on an embedded device

From: Gary Maxwell <>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 09:40:11 -0700

Daniel Stenberg intoned:
> On Wed, 6 Aug 2008, Nagaraj Math (RBEI/ECE2) wrote:
> > Do you mean if we have a TCP/IP statck implemented then we could use
> cURL
> > library?
> Sure, Although you of course will need a certain degree of poking on
> things to
> get that working. libcurl is not just TCP you know. There are also
> like
> name resolving, time functions and more.
Also, just saying there is a TCP/IP stack implemented doesn't mean it is
a good implementation. Our experience with lwIP was interesting: several
major bugs in the stack were uncovered when we started using libcurl
against it. And these were bugs you would not have expected from a
fairly mature stack, and we weren't even stressing the stack (sequential
HTTP requests with a single easy handle).

I would talk to the support engineers for your GPRS modem to find out
what types of network applications have been deployed on that stack,
before you march forward with confidence.

Received on 2008-08-06