gnutls_rnd(3)                      gnutls                      gnutls_rnd(3)

NAME         top

       gnutls_rnd - API function

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <gnutls/crypto.h>

       int gnutls_rnd(gnutls_rnd_level_t level, void * data, size_t len);

ARGUMENTS         top

       gnutls_rnd_level_t level
                   a security level

       void * data place to store random bytes

       size_t len  The requested size

DESCRIPTION         top

       This function will generate random data and store it to output
       buffer. The value of  level should be one of GNUTLS_RND_NONCE,
       GNUTLS_RND_RANDOM and GNUTLS_RND_KEY. See the manual and
       gnutls_rnd_level_t for detailed information.

       This function is thread-safe and also fork-safe.

RETURNS         top

       Zero on success, or a negative error code on error.

SINCE         top


REPORTING BUGS         top

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COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2001-2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc., and others.
       Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification,
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SEE ALSO         top

       The full documentation for gnutls is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
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       form visit 

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gnutls                              3.6.0                      gnutls_rnd(3)