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CURLINFO_LOCAL_IP - get local IP address of last connection


#include <curl/curl.h>
CURLcode curl_easy_getinfo(CURL *handle, CURLINFO_LOCAL_IP, char **ip);


Pass a pointer to a char pointer to receive the pointer to a null-terminated string holding the IP address of the local end of most recent connection done with this curl handle. This string may be IPv6 when that is enabled. Note that you get a pointer to a memory area that is reused at next request so you need to copy the string if you want to keep the information.

The ip pointer is NULL or points to private memory. You MUST NOT free - it gets freed when you call curl_easy_cleanup on the corresponding CURL handle.


This functionality affects all supported protocols


int main(void)
  char *ip;
  CURLcode res;
  CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "");
  /* Perform the transfer */
  res = curl_easy_perform(curl);
  /* Check for errors */
  if((res == CURLE_OK) &&
     !curl_easy_getinfo(curl, CURLINFO_LOCAL_IP, &ip) && ip) {
    printf("Local IP: %s\n", ip);
  /* always cleanup */


Added in curl 7.21.0

Return value

Returns CURLE_OK if the option is supported, and CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not.

See also

CURLINFO_LOCAL_PORT(3), CURLINFO_PRIMARY_IP(3), curl_easy_getinfo(3), curl_easy_setopt(3)

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