[Help-gnutls] GnuTLS 1.3.0
jas at extundo.com
Tue Nov 15 17:50:12 CET 2005
We are pleased to announce the availability of GnuTLS version 1.3.0.
This is the first release on the experimental 1.3.x branch that will
lead to 1.4.0.
GnuTLS is a modern C library that implement the standard network
security protocol Transport Layer Security (TLS), for use by network
The goal of 1.3.x will be to merge work currently done on CVS
branches, for TLS Pre-Shared-Keys and TLS Inner Application. Other
planned improvements in 1.3.x are system-independent resume data
structures, modularization of the bignum operations, and TLS OpenPGP
Noteworthy changes since version 1.2.9:
** Support for TLS Pre-Shared Key (TLS-PSK) ciphersuites have been added.
This add several new APIs, see below. Read the updated manual for
more information. A new self test "pskself" has been added, that will
test this functionality.
** The session resumption data are now system independent.
** The code has been re-indented to conform to the GNU coding style.
** Removed the RIPEMD ciphersuites.
** Added a discussion of the internals of gnutls in manual.
** Fixes for Tru64 UNIX 4.0D that lack MAP_FAILED, from Albert Chin.
** Remove trailing comma in enums, for IBM C v6, from Albert Chin.
** Make sure config.h is included first in a few files, from Albert Chin.
** Don't use C++ comments ("//") as they are invalid, from Albert Chin.
** Don't install SRP programs and man pages if --disable-srp-authentication,
from Albert Chin.
** API and ABI modifications:
New gnutls_kx_algorithm_t key exchange type: GNUTLS_KX_PSK
New gnutls_credentials_type_t credential type:
New credential types:
New functions to allocate PSK credentials:
New enum type for PSK key flags:
New function prototypes for credential callback:
New function to set PSK username and key:
New function to set PSK passwd file:
New function to extract PSK user in server:
New functions to set PSK callback:
Use size_t instead of int for output size parameter:
Improving GnuTLS is costly, but you can help! We are looking for
organizations that find GnuTLS useful and wish to contribute back.
You can contribute by reporting bugs, improve the software, or donate
money or equipment.
Commercial support contracts for GnuTLS are available, and they help
finance continued maintenance. Simon Josefsson Datakonsult, a
Stockholm based privately held company, is currently funding GnuTLS
maintenance. We are always looking for interesting development
If you need help to use GnuTLS, or want to help others, you are
invited to join our help-gnutls mailing list, see:
The project page of the library is available at:
http://josefsson.org/gnutls/ (updated fastest)
Here are the compressed sources:
Here are GPG detached signatures signed using key 0xB565716F:
The software is cryptographically signed by the author using an
OpenPGP key identified by the following information:
1280R/B565716F 2002-05-05 [expires: 2006-02-28]
Key fingerprint = 0424 D4EE 81A0 E3D1 19C6 F835 EDA2 1E94 B565 716F
The key is available from:
Here are the build reports for various platforms:
Here are the SHA-1 checksums:
Nikos and Simon
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