gnutls_record_set_max_empty_records — API function


#include <gnutls/gnutls.h>
void gnutls_record_set_max_empty_records( gnutls_session_t session,
  const unsigned int i);


gnutls_session_t session

is a gnutls_session_t structure.

const unsigned int i

is the desired value of maximum empty records that can be accepted in a row.


Used to set the maximum number of empty fragments that can be accepted in a row. Accepting many empty fragments is useful for receiving length−hidden content, where empty fragments filled with pad are sent to hide the real length of a message. However, a malicious peer could send empty fragments to mount a DoS attack, so as a safety measure, a maximum number of empty fragments is accepted by default. If you know your application must accept a given number of empty fragments in a row, you can use this function to set the desired value.


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