[gnutls-devel] GnuTLS | ext/record_size_limit: distinguish sending and receiving limits (!985)

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Mon Apr 29 13:51:17 CEST 2019

Hubert Kario (@mention me if you need reply) commented on a discussion on lib/ext/max_record.c: https://gitlab.com/gnutls/gnutls/merge_requests/985#note_165161120

>  	/* this function sends the client extension data (dnsname) */
>  	if (session->security_parameters.entity == GNUTLS_CLIENT) {
> -		if (session->security_parameters.max_record_send_size !=
> +		/* this extension requires that both sending and
> +		 * receiving limits are the same */

yes, the limits apply to both sending and receiving, but the limit for sending and receiving can be different (including a situation where either of those is not limited in practice)

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