GnuTLS is a project that aims to develop a library which provides a secure layer, over a reliable transport layer. Currently the GnuTLS library implements the proposed standards by the IETF's TLS working group.
Quoting from RFC2246 - the TLS 1.0 protocol specification: "The TLS protocol provides communications privacy over the Internet. The protocol allows client/server applications to communicate in a way that is designed to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, or message forgery."
Author: Simon Josefsson <jas [at] gnutls [dot] org>
Author: Nikos Mavroyanopoulos <nmav [at] gnutls [dot] org>
Author: Fabio Fiorina <fiorinaf [at] gnutls [dot] org>
Author: Timo Schulz <twoaday [at] freakmail [dot] de>
Author: Andrew McDonald <andrew [at] mcdonald [dot] org [dot] uk>
Maintainer: Christian Wiese <jeru [at] ixplanet [dot] org>
Build time (on reference hardware): 14665% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 4.10 MB, 417 files
Dependencies (build time detected): bash binutils bzip2 ccache coreutils diffutils dpkg findutils gawk gcc glibc grep libgcrypt libgpg-error libtasn1 linux-header lzo make mktemp ncurses net-tools opencdk perl readline sed sysfiles tar util-linux zlib
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
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