CURLOPT_EGDSOCKET - Man Page

EGD socket path

Synopsis

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_EGDSOCKET, char *path);

Description

Deprecated option. It serves no purpose anymore.

Pass a char pointer to the null-terminated path name to the Entropy Gathering Daemon socket. It is used to seed the random engine for TLS.

The application does not have to keep the string around after setting this option.

Default

NULL

Protocols

All TLS based protocols: HTTPS, FTPS, IMAPS, POP3S, SMTPS etc.

Example

int main(void)
{
  CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
  if(curl) {
    CURLcode res;
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com/");
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_EGDSOCKET, "/var/egd.socket");
    res = curl_easy_perform(curl);
    curl_easy_cleanup(curl);
  }
}

Availability

If built with TLS enabled. Only the OpenSSL backend uses this, and only with OpenSSL versions before 1.1.0.

This option was deprecated in 7.84.0.

Return Value

Returns CURLE_OK if TLS is supported, CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not, or CURLE_OUT_OF_MEMORY if there was insufficient heap space.

See Also

CURLOPT_RANDOM_FILE(3)

Referenced By

curl_easy_setopt(3), CURLOPT_RANDOM_FILE(3).

February 19 2024 libcurl