curl / libcurl / API / curl_easy_setopt / CURLOPT_SSH_HOSTKEYFUNCTION

CURLOPT_SSH_HOSTKEYFUNCTION explained

Name

CURLOPT_SSH_HOSTKEYFUNCTION - callback to check hostkey

Synopsis

#include <curl/curl.h>
 
int keycallback(void *clientp,
                int keytype,
                const char *key,
                size_t keylen);
 
CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_SSH_HOSTKEYFUNCTION,
                          keycallback);

Description

Pass a pointer to your callback function, which should match the prototype shown above. It overrides CURLOPT_SSH_KNOWNHOSTS.

This callback gets called when the verification of the SSH hostkey is needed.

key is keylen bytes long and is the key to check. keytype says what type it is, from the CURLKHTYPE_* series in the curl_khtype enum.

clientp is a custom pointer set with CURLOPT_SSH_HOSTKEYDATA.

The callback MUST return one of the following return codes to tell libcurl how to act:

CURLKHMATCH_OK

The hostkey is accepted, the connection should continue.

CURLKHMATCH_MISMATCH

the hostkey is rejected, the connection is canceled.

Default

NULL

Protocols

SCP and SFTP

Example

int hostkeycb(void *clientp,    /* passed with CURLOPT_SSH_HOSTKEYDATA */
              int keytype,      /* CURLKHTYPE */
              const char * key, /*hostkey to check*/
              size_t keylen);   /*length of the key*/
{
  /* 'clientp' points to the callback_data struct */
  /* investigate the situation and return the correct value */
  return CURLKHMATCH_OK;
}
{
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "sftp://example.com/thisfile.txt");
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_SSH_HOSTKEYFUNCTION, hostkeycb);
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_SSH_HOSTKEYDATA, &callback_data);
 
  curl_easy_perform(curl);
}

Availability

Added in 7.84.0 , work only with libssh2 backend.

Return value

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

See also

CURLOPT_SSH_HOSTKEYDATA(3), CURLOPT_SSH_KNOWNHOSTS(3),

This HTML page was made with roffit.