libssh2_session_callback_set(3) libssh2 libssh2_session_callback_set(3)

libssh2_session_callback_set - set a callback function

#include <libssh2.h>
void *
libssh2_session_callback_set(LIBSSH2_SESSION *session,

int cbtype, void *callback);

Sets a custom callback handler for a previously initialized session object. Callbacks are triggered by the receipt of special packets at the Transport layer. To disable a callback, set it to NULL.

session - Session instance as returned by libssh2_session_init_ex(3)

cbtype - Callback type. One of the types listed in Callback Types.

callback - Pointer to custom callback function. The prototype for this function must match the associated callback declaration macro.

Called when a SSH_MSG_IGNORE message is received
Called when a SSH_MSG_DEBUG message is received
Called when a SSH_MSG_DISCONNECT message is received
Called when a mismatched MAC has been detected in the transport layer. If the function returns 0, the packet will be accepted nonetheless.
Called when an X11 connection has been accepted
Called when libssh2 wants to send data on the connection. Can be set to a custom function to handle I/O your own way.

The prototype of the callback:

ssize_t sendcb(libssh2_socket_t sockfd, const void *buffer,

size_t length, int flags, void **abstract);

sockfd is the socket to write to, buffer points to the data to send, length is the size of the data, flags is the flags that would have been used to a send() call and abstract is a pointer to the abstract pointer set in the libssh2_session_init_ex(3) call.

The callback returns the number of bytes sent, or -1 for error. The special return code -EAGAIN can be returned to signal that the send was aborted to prevent getting blocked and it needs to be called again.

Called when libssh2 wants to read data from the connection. Can be set to a custom function to handle I/O your own way.

The prototype of the callback:

ssize_t recvcb(libssh2_socket_t sockfd, void *buffer,

size_t length, int flags, void **abstract);

sockfd is the socket to read from, buffer where to store received data into, length is the size of the buffer, flags is the flags that would have been used to a recv() call and abstract is a pointer to the abstract pointer set in the libssh2_session_init_ex(3) call.

The callback returns the number of bytes read, or -1 for error. The special return code -EAGAIN can be returned to signal that the read was aborted to prevent getting blocked and it needs to be called again.

Called during authentication process to allow the client to connect to the ssh-agent and perform any setup, such as configuring the agent or adding keys.

The prototype of the callback:

void authagent(LIBSSH2_SESSION* session, LIBSSH2_CHANNEL *channel,

void **abstract);
Not called by libssh2. The client is responsible for calling this method when a SSH2_AGENTC_REQUEST_IDENTITIES message has been received.

The prototype of the callback:

void identities(LIBSSH2_SESSION* session, void *buffer,

const char *agent_path,
void **abstract)

buffer must be filled in by the callback. Different clients may implement this differently. For example, one client may pass in an unsigned char ** for this parameter, while another may pass in a pointer to a struct.

Regardless of the type of buffer used, the client will need to send back a list of identities in the following format.

uint32 buffer length uint32 number of entries entries

Where each entry in the entries list is of the format:

string data cstring comment

agent_path The path to a running ssh-agent on the client machine, from which identities can be listed.

Not called by libssh2. The client is responsible for calling this method when a SSH2_AGENTC_SIGN_REQUEST message has been received.

The prototype of the callback:

void sign(LIBSSH2_SESSION* session,

unsigned char *blob, unsigned int blen,
const unsigned char *data, unsigned int dlen,
unsigned char **sig, unsigned int *sig_len,
const char *agent_path,
void **abstract);

When interfacing with an ssh-agent installed on the client system, this method can call libssh2_agent_sign(3) to perform signing.

Pointer to previous callback handler. Returns NULL if no prior callback handler was set or the callback type was unknown.

libssh2_session_init_ex(3) libssh2_agent_sign(3)

1 Jun 2007 libssh2 0.15