Provided by: libcurl4-doc_7.55.1-1ubuntu2_all bug

NAME

       CURLOPT_TCP_NODELAY - set the TCP_NODELAY option

SYNOPSIS

       #include <curl/curl.h>

       CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_TCP_NODELAY, long nodelay);

DESCRIPTION

       Pass a long specifying whether the TCP_NODELAY option is to be set or cleared (1L = set, 0
       = clear). The option is set by default. This will have no effect after the connection  has
       been established.

       Setting  this  option  to  1L  will  disable TCP's Nagle algorithm on this connection. The
       purpose of this algorithm is to try to minimize the number of small packets on the network
       (where "small packets" means TCP segments less than the Maximum Segment Size (MSS) for the
       network).

       Maximizing the amount of data sent per TCP  segment  is  good  because  it  amortizes  the
       overhead  of  the  send. However, in some cases small segments may need to be sent without
       delay. This is less efficient than sending larger amounts of  data  at  a  time,  and  can
       contribute to congestion on the network if overdone.

DEFAULT

       1

PROTOCOLS

       All

EXAMPLE

       CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
       if(curl) {
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "http://example.com");
         /* disable Nagle */
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_TCP_FASTOPEN, 0);
         curl_easy_perform(curl);
       }

AVAILABILITY

       Always. The default was changed to 1 from 0 in 7.50.2.

RETURN VALUE

       Returns CURLE_OK

SEE ALSO

       CURLOPT_SOCKOPTFUNCTION(3), CURLOPT_TCP_KEEPALIVE(3),