gnutls_handshake(3) gnutls gnutls_handshake(3)

NAME gnutls_handshake - API function

SYNOPSIS #include <gnutls/gnutls.h>

int gnutls_handshake(gnutls_session_t session);

ARGUMENTS gnutls_session_t session is a gnutls_session_t structure.

DESCRIPTION This function does the handshake of the TLS/SSL protocol, and initial- izes the TLS connection.

This function will fail if any problem is encountered, and will return a negative error code. In case of a client, if the client has asked to resume a session, but the server couldnt, then a full handshake will be performed.

The non-fatal errors such as GNUTLS_E_AGAIN and GNUTLS_E_INTERRUPTED interrupt the handshake procedure, which should be later be resumed. Call this function again, until it returns 0; cf. gnutls_record_get_direction() and gnutls_error_is_fatal().

If this function is called by a server after a rehandshake request then GNUTLS_E_GOT_APPLICATION_DATA or GNUTLS_E_WARNING_ALERT_RECEIVED may be returned. Note that these are non fatal errors, only in the specific case of a rehandshake. Their meaning is that the client rejected the rehandshake request or in the case of GNUTLS_E_GOT_APPLICATION_DATA it might also mean that some data were pending.

RETURNS GNUTLS_E_SUCCESS on success, otherwise an error.

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SEE ALSO The full documentation for gnutls is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and gnutls programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info gnutls

should give you access to the complete manual.

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