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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for ne_session_create (opensolaris section 3)

NE_SESSION_CREATE(3)						neon API reference					      NE_SESSION_CREATE(3)

ne_session_create, ne_close_connection, ne_session_proxy, ne_session_destroy - set up HTTP sessions
#include <ne_session.h> ne_session *ne_session_create (const char *scheme, const char *hostname, unsigned int port); void ne_session_proxy (ne_session *session, const char *hostname, unsigned int port); void ne_close_connection (ne_session *session); void ne_session_destroy (ne_session *session);
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 ne_session_create, giving the hostname and port of the server to use, along with the scheme used to contact the server (usually "http"). Before the first use of ne_session_create in a process, ne_sock_init(3) must have been called to per- form 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(3)) or trust the appropriate certificate (see ne_ssl_trust_cert(3), ne_ssl_trust_default_ca(3)). If an HTTP proxy server should be used for the session, ne_session_proxy must be called giving the hostname and port on which to contact the proxy. 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 connec- tion, 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 ses- sion. 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 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(3) for details.
ne_session_create will return a pointer to a new session object (and never NULL).
Create and destroy a session: ne_session *sess; sess = ne_session_create("http", "", 80); /* ... use sess ... */ ne_session_destroy(sess);
ne_ssl_set_verify(3), ne_ssl_trust_cert(3), ne_sock_init(3)
Joe Orton <>.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +--------------------+-----------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +--------------------+-----------------+ |Availability | SUNWneon | +--------------------+-----------------+ |Interface Stability | Volatile | +--------------------+-----------------+
Source for Neon is available on neon 0.25.5 20 January 2006 NE_SESSION_CREATE(3)