cURL / Mailing Lists / curl-library / Single Mail


New Feature: Site-wide defaults needed for libcurl (comments wanted)

From: Philip A. Prindeville <>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 11:41:53 -0800

Can anyone interested please comment on:

The premise of this ticket is that certain configuration options need to be site-wide (such as going through a proxy or a virus-checker for HTTP fetches... or in my case setting QoS policy). That is, site-wide and only site-wide: options affecting security policy or performance shouldn't be overridden by users' settings.

It's also easier to deploy new settings if they are only turned on in one place, rather than in $HOME/.curlrc for hundreds or thousands of users.

Lastly, there's the open question of whether this should apply to just Curl or to libcurl... there's a number of 3rd party software packages that link to libcurl (such as Asterisk) and they would need a mechanism for importing these same defaults. A site-wide defaults file solves the problem of rolling out new options when gets released, without having to edit, re-compile, repackage, redistribute, and reinstall all of the software packages that link with



List admin:
Received on 2009-12-16