Stop slow transfers

By default, a transfer can stall or transfer data extremely slow for any period without that being an error.

Stop a transfer if below N bytes/sec during M seconds. Set N with CURLOPT_LOW_SPEED_LIMIT and set M with CURLOPT_LOW_SPEED_TIME.

Using these option in real code can look like this:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <curl/curl.h>

int main(void)
  CURL *curl;
  CURLcode res = CURLE_OK;

  curl = curl_easy_init();
  if(curl) {
    /* abort if slower than 30 bytes/sec during 60 seconds */
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_LOW_SPEED_TIME, 60L);
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_LOW_SPEED_LIMIT, 30L);

    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "");

    res = curl_easy_perform(curl);


  return (int)res;