ne_session_create, ne_close_connection, ne_session_proxy,
ne_session_destroy - set up HTTP sessions
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 must have been called to
perform 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) or trust the appropriate certificate
(see ne_ssl_trust_cert, ne_ssl_trust_default_ca).
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
connection, if one remains open. Use of this function is entirely
optional, but it must not be called if there is a request active using
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 for details.
ne_session_create will return a pointer to a new session object (and
Create and destroy a session:
sess = ne_session_create("http", "host.example.com", 80);
/* ... use sess ... */
ne_ssl_set_verify, ne_ssl_trust_cert, ne_sock_init
Joe Orton <firstname.lastname@example.org>