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CURLOPT_TCP_KEEPCNT explained

Name

CURLOPT_TCP_KEEPCNT - Maximum number of TCP keep-alive probes

Synopsis

#include <curl/curl.h>
 
CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_TCP_KEEPCNT, long cnt);

Description

Pass a long. Sets the number of probes to send before dropping the connection. Not all operating systems support this option. (Added in 8.9.0)

The maximum value this option accepts is INT_MAX or whatever your system allows. Any larger value is capped to this amount.

Default

9

Protocols

TCP

Example

int main(void)
{
  CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
  if(curl) {
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com");
 
    /* enable TCP keep-alive for this transfer */
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_TCP_KEEPALIVE, 1L);
 
    /* set keep-alive idle time to 120 seconds */
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_TCP_KEEPIDLE, 120L);
 
    /* interval time between keep-alive probes: 60 seconds */
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_TCP_KEEPINTVL, 60L);
 
    /* maximum number of keep-alive probes: 3 */
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_TCP_KEEPCNT, 3L);
 
    curl_easy_perform(curl);
  }
}

Availability

Added in v8.9.0

Return value

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

See also

CURLOPT_TCP_KEEPALIVE(3), CURLOPT_TCP_KEEPIDLE(3), CURLOPT_TCP_KEEPINTVL(3)

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