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NAME

       ne_session_create, ne_close_connection, ne_session_destroy - set up HTTP sessions

SYNOPSIS

       #include <ne_session.h>

       ne_session *ne_session_create(const char *scheme, const char *hostname,
                                     unsigned int port);

       void ne_close_connection(ne_session *session);

       void ne_session_destroy(ne_session *session);

DESCRIPTION

       An ne_session object represents an HTTP session - a logical grouping of a sequence of HTTP
       requests made to a certain server. Any requests made using the session can use a
       persistent connection, share cached authentication credentials and any other common
       attributes.

       A new HTTP session is created using the ne_session_create function; the hostname and port
       parameters specify the origin server to use, along with the scheme (usually "http").
       Before the first use of ne_session_create in a process, ne_sock_init must have been called
       to perform any global initialization needed by any libraries used by neon.

       To enable SSL/TLS for the session, pass the string "https" as the scheme parameter, and
       either register a certificate verification function (see ne_ssl_set_verify) or trust the
       appropriate certificate (see ne_ssl_trust_cert, ne_ssl_trust_default_ca).

       To use a proxy server for the session, it must be configured (see ne_session_proxy) before
       any requests are created from session object.

       Further per-session options may be changed using the ne_set_session_flag interface.

       If it is known that the session will not be used for a significant period of time,
       ne_close_connection can be called to close the connection, if one remains open. Use of
       this function is entirely optional, but it must not be called if there is a request active
       using the session.

       Once a session has been completed, ne_session_destroy must be called to destroy the
       resources associated with the session. Any subsequent use of the session pointer produces
       undefined behaviour. The session object must not be destroyed until after all associated
       request objects have been destroyed.

NOTES

       The hostname passed to ne_session_create is resolved when the first request using the
       session is dispatched; a DNS resolution failure can only be detected at that time (using
       the NE_LOOKUP error code); see ne_request_dispatch for details.

RETURN VALUES

       ne_session_create will return a pointer to a new session object (and never NULL).

EXAMPLES

       Create and destroy a session:

           ne_session *sess;
           sess = ne_session_create("http", "host.example.com", 80);
           /* ... use sess ... */
           ne_session_destroy(sess);

SEE ALSO

       ne_ssl_set_verify, ne_ssl_trust_cert, ne_sock_init, ne_set_session_flag

AUTHOR

       Joe Orton <neon@lists.manyfish.co.uk>
           Author.

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