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From: Stefano D. Mtangoo <>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:45:30 +0300

On 13/02/2014 06:23 alasiri, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Feb 2014, Stefano D. Mtangoo wrote:
>> Can someone enlighten me as to whats actual difference functionally?
>> AFAICS it looks same functionally but then why would both exist?
> The maximum amount of connections that libcurl may hold in its
> connection
> cache. The connection cache being the pool of connections to hold
> open after
> use for subsequent transfers to possibly re-use for faster operations.
> The maximum amount of simultaneously open connections in total. This
> means
> that if you add more handles to a multi handle than this amount,
> libcurl
> will queue them up internally and not really start them until one of
> the
> previously added ones are completed so that the total number of
> connections
> is kept below this set number.
> They are thus related to each other but quite different.
I see. Thanks alot for clarification.
I was confusing them

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