NAME

gnutls_handshake_set_max_packet_length - API function

SYNOPSIS

#include <gnutls/gnutls.h>

void gnutls_handshake_set_max_packet_length(gnutls_session_t session, size_t max);

ARGUMENTS

gnutls_session_t session
is a gnutls_session_t structure.
size_t max
is the maximum number.

DESCRIPTION

This function will set the maximum size of all handshake messages. Handshakes over this size are rejected with GNUTLS_E_HANDSHAKE_TOO_LARGE error code. The default value is 128kb which is typically large enough. Set this to 0 if you do not want to set an upper limit.

The reason for restricting the handshake message sizes are to limit Denial of Service attacks.

Note that the maximum handshake size was increased to 128kb from 48kb in GnuTLS 3.3.25.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bugs [at] gnutls.org>.
Home page: http://www.gnutls.org

COPYRIGHT

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Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification, are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright notice and this notice are preserved.

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for gnutls is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the /usr/share/doc/gnutls/ directory does not contain the HTML form visit
http://www.gnutls.org/manual/