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Re: curl exception with bad url

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 18:27:20 +0200 (CEST)

On Tue, 23 Aug 2011, Robert Navarro wrote:

> It would seem that I "fixed" it by removing the
> curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_ERRORBUFFER);
> option. I will admit I am not sure exactly what this does, but I
> thought I needed it for information about why a connection failed.

Ouch, I didn't spot that but of course that would cause some serious errors.
You're supposed to provide a buffer to that option and as you didn't, libcurl
would write to some (seemingly) random pointer it would get from the stack...

A perfect explanation to the problem!

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Received on 2011-08-23