GnuTLS 3.0.12

Andreas Metzler ametzler at
Sat Jan 21 10:36:06 CET 2012

On 2012-01-20 Simon Josefsson <simon at> wrote:
> * Version 3.0.12 (released 2012-01-20)

> ** libgnutls: Added OCSP support.
> There is a new header file gnutls/ocsp.h and a set of new functions
> under the gnutls_ocsp namespace.  Currently the functionality provided
> is to parse and extract information from OCSP requests/responses, to
> generate OCSP requests and to verify OCSP responses.  See the manual
> for more information.  Run ./configure with --disable-ocsp to build
> GnuTLS without OCSP support.

> This work was sponsored by Smoothwall <>.

> ** ocsptool: Added new command line tool.
> The tool can parse OCSP request/responses, generate OCSP requests and
> verify OCSP responses.  See the manual for more information.


find attached a minimal manpage for ocsptool. This is a trivial
enhancement. I have just sanitized help2man's output without copying
the examples from the info manual.

cu andreas
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.TH ocsptool "1" "January 2012"
ocsptool \- commandline OCSP application
This is a program that can parse and print information about OCSP
requests/responses, generate requests and verify responses. 
\fB\-e\fR, \fB\-\-verify\-response\fR
Verify response.
\fB\-i\fR, \fB\-\-request\-info\fR
Print information on a OCSP request.
\fB\-j\fR, \fB\-\-response\-info\fR
Print information on a OCSP response.
\fB\-q\fR, \fB\-\-generate\-request\fR
Generate a OCSP request.
don't add nonce to OCSP request.
\fB\-\-load\-issuer\fR FILE
read issuer certificate from FILE.
\fB\-\-load\-cert\fR FILE
read certificate to check from FILE.
\fB\-\-load\-trust\fR FILE
read OCSP trust anchors from FILE.
\fB\-\-load\-signer\fR FILE
read OCSP response signer from FILE.
Use DER format for input certificates.
\fB\-Q\fR, \fB\-\-load\-request\fR FILE
read DER encoded OCSP request from
\fB\-S\fR, \fB\-\-load\-response\fR FILE
read DER encoded OCSP response from
\fB\-\-outfile\fR FILE
Output file.
\fB\-\-infile\fR FILE
Input file.
\fB\-V\fR, \fB\-\-verbose\fR
More verbose output.
\fB\-d\fR, \fB\-\-debug\fR integer
Enable debugging
\fB\-v\fR, \fB\-\-version\fR
prints the program's version number
\fB\-h\fR, \fB\-\-help\fR
shows this help text
ocsptool was written by Simon Josefsson.
The full documentation for
.B ocsptool
is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the
.B info
.B ocsptool
programs are properly installed at your site, the command
.B info gnutls
should give you access to the complete manual.

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