CURLOPT_RESOLVE - provide custom host name to IP address resolves
CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_RESOLVE,
struct curl_slist *hosts);
Pass a pointer to a linked list of strings with host name resolve information to
use for requests with this handle. The linked list should be a fully valid
list of struct curl_slist
structs properly filled in. Use
to create the list and
to clean up an entire list.
Each single name resolve string should be written using the format
HOST:PORT:ADDRESS where HOST is the name libcurl will try to resolve, PORT is
the port number of the service where libcurl wants to connect to the HOST and
ADDRESS is the numerical IP address. If libcurl is built to support IPv6,
ADDRESS can of course be either IPv4 or IPv6 style addressing.
This option effectively pre-populates the DNS cache with entries for the
host+port pair so redirects and everything that operations against the
HOST+PORT will instead use your provided ADDRESS. Addresses set with
will not time-out from the DNS cache like ordinary
The provided ADDRESS set by this option will be used even if
is set to make libcurl use another IP version.
Remove names from the DNS cache again, to stop providing these fake resolves, by
including a string in the linked list that uses the format
"-HOST:PORT". The host name must be prefixed with a dash, and the
host name and port number must exactly match what was already added
struct curl_slist *host = NULL;
host = curl_slist_append(NULL, "example.com:80:127.0.0.1");
curl = curl_easy_init();
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_RESOLVE, host);
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "http://example.com");
/* always cleanup */
Added in 7.21.3. Removal support added in 7.42.0.
Returns CURLE_OK if the option is supported, and CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not.