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libssh2_session_supported_algs - Man Page

get list of supported algorithms


#include <libssh2.h>

libssh2_session_supported_algs(LIBSSH2_SESSION* session,
                               int method_type,
                               const char*** algs);


session - An instance of initialized LIBSSH2_SESSION (the function will use its pointer to the memory allocation function).  method_type - Method type. See libssh2_session_method_pref(3).  algs - Address of a pointer that will point to an array of returned algorithms

Get a list of supported algorithms for the given method_type. The method_type parameter is equivalent to method_type in libssh2_session_method_pref(3). If successful, the function will allocate the appropriate amount of memory. When not needed anymore, it must be deallocated by calling libssh2_free(3). When this function is unsuccessful, this must not be done.

In order to get a list of all supported compression algorithms, libssh2_session_flag(session, LIBSSH2_FLAG_COMPRESS, 1) must be called before calling this function, otherwise only "none" will be returned.

If successful, the function will allocate and fill the array with supported algorithms (the same names as defined in RFC 4253).  The array is not NULL terminated.


#include "libssh2.h"

const char **algorithms;
int rc, i;

/* initialize session */
session = libssh2_session_init();
rc = libssh2_session_supported_algs(session,
if(rc > 0) {
    /* the call succeeded, do sth. with the list of algorithms
       (e.g. list them)... */
    printf("Supported symmetric algorithms:\n");
    for(i = 0; i < rc; i++)
        printf("\t%s\n", algorithms[i]);

    /* ... and free the allocated memory when not needed anymore */
    libssh2_free(session, algorithms);
else {
    /* call failed, error handling */

Return Value

On success, a number of returned algorithms (i.e a positive number will be returned).  In case of a failure, an error code (a negative number, see below) is returned.  0 should never be returned.


LIBSSH2_ERROR_BAD_USE - Invalid address of algs.


LIBSSH2_ERROR_INVAL - Internal error (normally should not occur).

LIBSSH2_ERROR_ALLOC - Allocation of memory failed.


Added in 1.4.0

See Also

libssh2_session_methods(3), libssh2_session_method_pref(3) libssh2_free(3)


23 Oct 2011 libssh2