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gnutls_bye(3)                    gnutls                    gnutls_bye(3)

NAME         top

       gnutls_bye - API function

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <gnutls/gnutls.h>

       int gnutls_bye(gnutls_session_t session, gnutls_close_request_t

ARGUMENTS         top

       gnutls_session_t session
                   is a gnutls_session_t type.

       gnutls_close_request_t how
                   is an integer

DESCRIPTION         top

       Terminates the current TLS/SSL connection. The connection should
       have been initiated using gnutls_handshake().   how should be one

       In case of GNUTLS_SHUT_RDWR the TLS session gets terminated and
       further receives and sends will be disallowed.  If the return
       value is zero you may continue using the underlying transport
       layer. GNUTLS_SHUT_RDWR sends an alert containing a close request
       and waits for the peer to reply with the same message.

       In case of GNUTLS_SHUT_WR the TLS session gets terminated and
       further sends will be disallowed. In order to reuse the
       connection you should wait for an EOF from the peer.
       GNUTLS_SHUT_WR sends an alert containing a close request.

       Note that not all implementations will properly terminate a TLS
       connection.  Some of them, usually for performance reasons, will
       terminate only the underlying transport layer, and thus not
       distinguishing between a malicious party prematurely terminating
       the connection and normal termination.

       This function may also return GNUTLS_E_AGAIN or
       GNUTLS_E_INTERRUPTED; cf.  gnutls_record_get_direction().

RETURNS         top

       GNUTLS_E_SUCCESS on success, or an error code, see function
       documentation for entire semantics.

REPORTING BUGS         top

       Report bugs to <>.
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COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2001- Free Software Foundation, Inc., and others.
       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         top

       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 

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gnutls                            3.8.0                    gnutls_bye(3)