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curl_easy_upkeep(3) libcurl Manual curl_easy_upkeep(3)

NAME

curl_easy_upkeep - Perform any connection upkeep checks.

SYNOPSIS

#include <curl/curl.h>
CURLcode curl_easy_upkeep(CURL *handle);

DESCRIPTION

Some protocols have "connection upkeep" mechanisms. These mechanisms usually send some traffic on existing connections in order to keep them alive; this can prevent connections from being closed due to overzealous firewalls, for example.
Currently the only protocol with a connection upkeep mechanism is HTTP/2: when the connection upkeep interval is exceeded and curl_easy_upkeep(3) is called, an HTTP/2 PING frame is sent on the connection.
This function must be explicitly called in order to perform the upkeep work. The connection upkeep interval is set with CURLOPT_UPKEEP_INTERVAL_MS(3).

AVAILABILITY

Added in 7.62.0.

RETURN VALUE

On success, returns CURLE_OK.
On failure, returns the appropriate error code.

EXAMPLE

CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
if(curl) {
  /* Make a connection to an HTTP/2 server. */
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com");
/* Set the interval to 30000ms / 30s */ curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_UPKEEP_INTERVAL_MS, 30000L);
curl_easy_perform(curl);
/* Perform more work here. */
/* While the connection is being held open, curl_easy_upkeep() can be called. If curl_easy_upkeep() is called and the time since the last upkeep exceeds the interval, then an HTTP/2 PING is sent. */ curl_easy_upkeep(curl);
/* Perform more work here. */
/* always cleanup */ curl_easy_cleanup(curl); }
31 Oct 2018 libcurl 7.62.0