Sending PUT instead of POST request


I’m not sure if there is something wrong with my code but I am trying to send a POST request to my server and the server (nodeJs) receives a PUT request.
Here is the code I am using:

ofURLFileLoader http;
	ofHttpRequest request;
	request.method = ofHttpRequest::POST;
	request.timeoutSeconds = 3;
	request.url = config["server"]["address"].get<string>() + "/api/someTest";
	request.contentType = "application/json";
	ofJson content;
	content["some_id"] = id;
	content["terminal_id"] = config["server"]["id"].get<string>();

	request.body = content.dump();

	auto response = http.handleRequest(request);
	if (response.status != 200) ofLogError("RfidT::sendBandId", "server is not answering");

The server then receives

PUT /api/someTest

The issue should be in the of application since the POST request works when sending from other instances (Firefox etc.).

So, am I doing something wrong, or is there some of issue and should I better use ofxhttp (but just for doing a request it would be a bit over engineered)?

Thanks in advance!

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Thanks to @underdoeg ( post) I could solve it by using libcurl directly:

ofHttpResponse Utils::sendPostRequest(string url, ofJson content)
	ofHttpResponse response;

	CURLcode ret;
	CURL *hnd;
	struct curl_slist *slist1;
	std::string jsonstr = content.dump();

	slist1 = NULL;
	slist1 = curl_slist_append(slist1, "Content-Type: application/json");

	hnd = curl_easy_init();
	curl_easy_setopt(hnd, CURLOPT_URL, url.c_str());
	curl_easy_setopt(hnd, CURLOPT_NOPROGRESS, 1L);
	curl_easy_setopt(hnd, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, jsonstr.c_str());
	curl_easy_setopt(hnd, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, "curl/7.38.0");
	curl_easy_setopt(hnd, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, slist1);
	curl_easy_setopt(hnd, CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS, 50L);
	curl_easy_setopt(hnd, CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST, "POST");
	curl_easy_setopt(hnd, CURLOPT_TCP_KEEPALIVE, 1L);

	curl_easy_setopt(hnd, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, 3);

	ret = curl_easy_perform(hnd);

	if (ret == CURLE_OK) {
		long http_code = 0;
		curl_easy_getinfo(hnd, CURLINFO_RESPONSE_CODE, &http_code);
		response.status = http_code;
	} else {
		response.error = curl_easy_strerror(ret);
		response.status = -1;

	hnd = NULL;
	slist1 = NULL;

	return response;
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