gnutls_sec_param_to_pk_bits(3) gnutls gnutls_sec_param_to_pk_bits(3)

NAME gnutls_sec_param_to_pk_bits - API function

SYNOPSIS #include <gnutls/gnutls.h>

unsigned int gnutls_sec_param_to_pk_bits(gnutls_pk_algorithm_t algo, gnutls_sec_param_t param);

ARGUMENTS gnutls_pk_algorithm_t algo is a public key algorithm

gnutls_sec_param_t param is a security parameter

DESCRIPTION When generating private and public key pairs a difficult question is which size of "bits" the modulus will be in RSA and the group size in DSA. The easy answer is 1024, which is also wrong. This function will convert a human understandable security parameter to an appropriate size for the specific algorithm.

RETURNS The number of bits, or zero.

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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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