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NAME

       CURLOPT_MAXCONNECTS - maximum connection cache size

SYNOPSIS

       #include <curl/curl.h>

       CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_MAXCONNECTS, long amount);

DESCRIPTION

       Pass  a  long. The set amount will be the maximum number of simultaneously open persistent
       connections that libcurl may cache in the pool associated with this handle. The default is
       5, and there isn't much point in changing this value unless you are perfectly aware of how
       this works and changes libcurl's behaviour. This concerns connections  using  any  of  the
       protocols that support persistent connections.

       When  reaching  the  maximum  limit,  curl  closes  the oldest one in the cache to prevent
       increasing the number of open connections.

       If you already  have  performed  transfers  with  this  curl  handle,  setting  a  smaller
       CURLOPT_MAXCONNECTS(3) than before may cause open connections to get closed unnecessarily.

       If  you  add this easy handle to a multi handle, this setting is not acknowledged, and you
       must instead use curl_multi_setopt(3) and the CURLMOPT_MAXCONNECTS(3) option.

DEFAULT

       5

PROTOCOLS

       Most

EXAMPLE

       CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
       if(curl) {
         CURLcode ret;
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com/");
         /* limit the connection cache for this handle to no more than 3 */
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_MAXCONNECTS, 3L);
         ret = curl_easy_perform(curl);
       }

AVAILABILITY

       Always

RETURN VALUE

       Returns CURLE_OK

SEE ALSO

       CURLMOPT_MAXCONNECTS(3), CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS(3),