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       gnutls_bye - terminate the current TLS/SSL connection.


       #include <gnutls/gnutls.h>

       int gnutls_bye(gnutls_session_t session, gnutls_close_request_t how);


       gnutls_session_t session
                   is a gnutls_session_t structure.

       gnutls_close_request_t how
                   is an integer


       Terminates  the  current TLS/SSL connection. The connection should have
       been  initiated  using  gnutls_handshake().   how  should  be  one   of

       In case of GNUTLS_SHUT_RDWR then the TLS connection gets terminated and
       further receives and sends will be disallowed.  If the return value  is
       zero  you may continue using the connection.  GNUTLS_SHUT_RDWR actually
       sends an alert containing a close request and waits  for  the  peer  to
       reply with the same message.

       In  case  of GNUTLS_SHUT_WR then the TLS connection gets terminated and
       further sends will be disallowed. In order to reuse the connection  you
       should  wait  for  an EOF from the peer.  GNUTLS_SHUT_WR sends an alert
       containing a close request.

       Note that  not  all  implementations  will  properly  terminate  a  TLS
       connection.   Some  of  them,  usually  for  performance  reasons, will
       terminate  only  the  underlying  transport  layer,  thus   causing   a
       transmission  error  to  the  peer.  This error cannot be distinguished
       from a malicious party prematurely terminating the session,  thus  this
       behavior is not recommended.

       This  function  may also return GNUTLS_E_AGAIN or GNUTLS_E_INTERRUPTED;
       cf.  gnutls_record_get_direction().


       GNUTLS_E_SUCCESS  on  success,  or  an   error   code,   see   function
       documentation for entire semantics.


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       The  full  documentation  for gnutls is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
       If the info and gnutls programs are properly installed  at  your  site,
       the command

              info gnutls

       should give you access to the complete manual.