[Help-gnutls] Diffie Hellman

Martin Knappe martin.knappe at gmail.com
Mon Nov 3 16:48:41 CET 2008

Yeah, you see that explanation doesnt really make sense. The parameters are
generated when gnutls_dh_params_generate2 is called, and this function also
has a DH_BITS, so I don't see the point in specifying the parameter width
again in a separate function.

On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 2:26 PM, Lennart Koopmann <lennart at scopeport.org>wrote:

> On Monday 03 November 2008 14:14:11 you wrote:
> > I don't see how all this makes sense:
> >
> > The number of DH prime bits is established on a call to
> > gnutls_dh_params_generate2 (dh_params, DH_BITS);
> > This is when the prime and generator are generated.
> That's true. Sorry my reply was quite unspecific about that.
> But as far as I understand gnutls_dh_params_generate2() generates the pair
> of
> prime and generator, while gnutls_dh_set_prime_bits() sets a minimum DH
> size
> for a conversation. I did not test it, but this might enable you to allow
> different DH sizes in different conversations.
> I am handing over to the GnuTLS experts! ;)
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