CURLOPT_SSH_KNOWNHOSTS

Section: curl_easy_setopt options (3)
Updated: June 25, 2020
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NAME

CURLOPT_SSH_KNOWNHOSTS - file name holding the SSH known hosts  

SYNOPSIS

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_SSH_KNOWNHOSTS, char *fname);  

DESCRIPTION

Pass a pointer to a null-terminated string holding the file name of the known_host file to use. The known_hosts file should use the OpenSSH file format as supported by libssh2. If this file is specified, libcurl will only accept connections with hosts that are known and present in that file, with a matching public key. Use CURLOPT_SSH_KEYFUNCTION(3) to alter the default behavior on host and key (mis)matching.

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

DEFAULT

NULL  

PROTOCOLS

SFTP and SCP  

EXAMPLE

CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
if(curl) {
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "sftp://example.com/file");
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_SSH_KNOWNHOSTS,
                   "/home/clarkkent/.ssh/known_hosts");
  ret = curl_easy_perform(curl);
  curl_easy_cleanup(curl);
}
 

AVAILABILITY

Added in 7.19.6  

RETURN VALUE

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

SEE ALSO

CURLOPT_SSH_AUTH_TYPES(3), CURLOPT_SSH_HOST_PUBLIC_KEY_MD5(3),


 

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