[gnutls-devel] why is gnutls_rehandshake() only for use by servers?
Daniel Kahn Gillmor
dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Sat Jan 26 05:51:32 CET 2013
Hi GnuTLS folks--
documents gnutls_rehandshake, and it suggests:
> This function will renegotiate security parameters with the
> client. This should only be called in case of a server.
However, the TLS 1.2 RFC section that describes Client Hello seems to
suggest that a client can initiate a re-handshake as well:
> The client can also send a ClientHello in response to a HelloRequest
> or on its own initiative in order to renegotiate the security
> parameters in an existing connection.
What should a GnuTLS-based TLS client do if it wants to initiate a
I'm probably missing something obvious, so please don't be afraid to
spell it out :)
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