gnutls_compression_set_priority — API function


#include <gnutls/compat.h>
int gnutls_compression_set_priority( gnutls_session_t session,
  const int * list);


gnutls_session_t session

is a gnutls_session_t structure.

const int * list

is a 0 terminated list of gnutls_compression_method_t elements.


Sets the priority on the compression algorithms supported by gnutls. Priority is higher for elements specified before others. After specifying the algorithms you want, you must append a 0. Note that the priority is set on the client. The server does not use the algorithm's priority except for disabling algorithms that were not specified.

TLS 1.0 does not define any compression algorithms except NULL. Other compression algorithms are to be considered as gnutls extensions.


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