LIBCURL - about
libcurl is a free, open source client to get documents/files from servers, using any of the
supported protocols. The library's functions are designed to work without user
interaction or any kind of interactivity so that applications can be written and function automatically without a person being involved.
libcurl can be used with the web scripting language php. By using libcurl with php, web developers can write applications that can cummicate securely using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Uses include credit card payment processing, secure transfer of business data, and authentication of identity of trusted client/server devices. To use libcurl with php, read this manual page at php.net.
libcurl is full featured and offers a wide variety of well implented functions including ftp resume, proxy support, user authentication, ftp upload, HTTP post, and a way to make https:// connections.
Where to get libcurllibcurl can be found on the web at http://curl.haxx.se/.