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CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER.3: Add performance note #2673

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@pschlan pschlan commented Jun 21, 2018

As a follow-up to PR #2290, extend the documentation of CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER to give a hint that verification will still be performed even though CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER is 0.

expensive, especially when dealing with many connections. Thus, in some
situations, you might want to disable verification fully to save resources
by setting \fICURLOPT_CAINFO(3)\f to NULL - but please also consider the
warning above!

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bagder Jun 21, 2018

I think it should rather say that it still might (depending on TLS backend) load the certificates. I don't think saying "it will verify but ignore the result" helps the user even if it technically is true. This is an area I want to make sure people will not misunderstand so I rather not mention "verify" where it doesn't actually verify...

@pschlan pschlan force-pushed the pschlan:ssl-verify-doc branch from f54ad3d to 6da1ff9 Jun 22, 2018
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@pschlan pschlan commented Jun 22, 2018

Thanks for your comment, highly appreciated. I've tried to rephrase it and pushed a new version.

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