gnutls_sec_param_to_pk_bits(3) — Linux manual page


gnutls_sec_param_to_pk_bits(3)   gnutls   gnutls_sec_param_to_pk_bits(3)

NAME         top

       gnutls_sec_param_to_pk_bits - API function

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <gnutls/gnutls.h>

       unsigned int gnutls_sec_param_to_pk_bits(gnutls_pk_algorithm_t
       algo, gnutls_sec_param_t param);

ARGUMENTS         top

       gnutls_pk_algorithm_t algo
                   is a public key algorithm

       gnutls_sec_param_t param
                   is a security parameter

DESCRIPTION         top

       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         top

       The number of bits, or (0).

SINCE         top


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SEE ALSO         top

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gnutls                            3.8.2   gnutls_sec_param_to_pk_bits(3)