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DSA_new(3)							      OpenSSL								DSA_new(3)

NAME
DSA_new, DSA_free - allocate and free DSA objects
SYNOPSIS
#include <openssl/dsa.h> DSA* DSA_new(void); void DSA_free(DSA *dsa);
DESCRIPTION
DSA_new() allocates and initializes a DSA structure. It is equivalent to calling DSA_new_method(NULL). DSA_free() frees the DSA structure and its components. The values are erased before the memory is returned to the system.
RETURN VALUES
If the allocation fails, DSA_new() returns NULL and sets an error code that can be obtained by ERR_get_error(3). Otherwise it returns a pointer to the newly allocated structure. DSA_free() returns no value.
SEE ALSO
dsa(3), ERR_get_error(3), DSA_generate_parameters(3), DSA_generate_key(3)
HISTORY
DSA_new() and DSA_free() are available in all versions of SSLeay and OpenSSL. 0.9.7a 2002-09-25 DSA_new(3)