gnutls_alert_send_appropriate(3)   gnutls   gnutls_alert_send_appropriate(3)

NAME         top

       gnutls_alert_send_appropriate - API function

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <gnutls/gnutls.h>

       int gnutls_alert_send_appropriate(gnutls_session_t session, int err);

ARGUMENTS         top

       gnutls_session_t session
                   is a gnutls_session_t type.

       int err     is an error code returned by another GnuTLS function

DESCRIPTION         top

       Sends an alert to the peer depending on the error code returned by a
       gnutls function. This function will call gnutls_error_to_alert() to
       determine the appropriate alert to send.

       This function may also return GNUTLS_E_AGAIN, or

       This function historically was always sending an alert to the peer,
       even if  err was inappropriate to respond with an alert (e.g.,
       GNUTLS_E_SUCCESS). Since 3.6.6 this function returns success without
       transmitting any data on error codes that should not result to an

RETURNS         top

       On success, GNUTLS_E_SUCCESS (0) is returned, otherwise an error code
       is returned.

REPORTING BUGS         top

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COPYRIGHT         top

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       Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification,
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SEE ALSO         top

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gnutls                              3.6.9   gnutls_alert_send_appropriate(3)