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Re: libcurl and ssl/tls/https

From: Joshua McCracken <>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 18:23:25 -0500

Much appreciated. All of you.

>You are expected to read up on SSL/TLS and HTTPS technical details

I did. Read about a half dozen articles on TLS, SSL, HTTPS, and OCSP, and I
used wireshark to monitor https traffic on my own box to try and get a clear
understanding of how it works, among other things. I just wasn't sure that
it was as simple as using https://. I guess I should have known that, since
that's how the browsers handle those requests, but I didn't. Looks like I
made this way more complicated than it had to be xD. Thanks again guys.

On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 4:50 PM, Daniel Stenberg <> wrote:

> On Mon, 21 Dec 2009, Joshua McCracken wrote:
> I am a little bit confused about the options I can set with
>> curl_easy_setopts(), and precisely which ones I would need. Looking at the
>> example code present here:
>> hasn't helped much. Do I really need to specify all of these options?
> Need? No. Can? Yes!
> You don't _need_ a single extra option for https://, just set the URL and
> go. You may want to set one or two still though.
> More than likely, I'm just not understanding what little documentation I
>> can
>> find on this subject.
> Well, please ask specific questions about what's unclear. AFAIK, every
> single libcurl option is documented pretty clearly.
> You are expected to read up on SSL/TLS and HTTPS technical details
> elsewhere.
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