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Re: Connections ??

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 18:07:59 +0100 (CET)

On Tue, 19 Feb 2008, Dolan wrote:

> My question was more about connections. Does curl treat getting each URL as
> a connection?

Not necessarily. If you re-use the handle libcurl can re-use an existing
connection, but if you're using URLs from different servers it will of course
use fresh connections for them all.

> And is opening multiple (the way i described in my first email) connections
> the most efficient way to run curl?

When using PHP/CURL you have two options when getting URLs: you either use
that way or you use the multi interface way.

> Where can I read more about multi interface?

The underlying libcurl docs for the multi interface is here:

For the PHP docs of the PHP/CURL functions to get to use that interface, I
figure you can start here:

I haven't found any tutorial-like docs for PHP/CURL stuff on the php site.

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Received on 2008-02-19