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CURLOPT_DNS_SERVERS - set preferred DNS servers

CURLOPT_DNS_SERVERS(3) curl_easy_setopt options CURLOPT_DNS_SERVERS(3)

NAME

CURLOPT_DNS_SERVERS - set preferred DNS servers

SYNOPSIS

#include <curl/curl.h>
 
CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_DNS_SERVERS, char *servers);

DESCRIPTION

Pass a char * that is the list of DNS servers to be used instead of the system default. The format of the dns servers option is:
 
host[:port][,host[:port]]...
 
For example:
 
192.168.1.100,192.168.1.101,3.4.5.6
 
The application does not have to keep the string around after setting this option.

DEFAULT

NULL - use system default

PROTOCOLS

All

EXAMPLE

CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
if(curl) {
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "http://example.com/foo.bin");
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_DNS_SERVERS, "192.168.1.100:53,192.168.1.101");
  ret = curl_easy_perform(curl);
  curl_easy_cleanup(curl);
}

AVAILABILITY

This option requires that libcurl was built with a resolver backend that supports this operation. The c-ares backend is the only such one.
 
Added in 7.24.0

RETURN VALUE

Returns CURLE_OK if the option is supported, CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not, CURLE_NOT_BUILT_IN if support was disabled at compile-time, CURLE_BAD_FUNCTION_ARGUMENT when given an invalid server list, or CURLE_OUT_OF_MEMORY if there was insufficient heap space.

SEE ALSO

CURLOPT_DNS_LOCAL_IP4(3), CURLOPT_DNS_CACHE_TIMEOUT(3),
May 31, 2017 libcurl 7.55.1