SSL_free - free an allocated SSL structure
void SSL_free(SSL *ssl);
SSL_free() decrements the reference count of ssl, and
removes the SSL structure pointed to by ssl and frees up
the allocated memory if the reference count has reached 0.
SSL_free() also calls the free()ing procedures for indirectly
affected items, if applicable: the buffering BIO,
the read and write BIOs, cipher lists specially created
for this ssl, the SSL_SESSION. Do not explicitly free
these indirectly freed up items before or after calling
SSL_free(), as trying to free things twice may lead to
The ssl session has reference counts from two users: the
SSL object, for which the reference count is removed by
SSL_free() and the internal session cache. If the session
is considered bad, because SSL_shutdown(3) was not called
for the connection and SSL_set_shutdown(3) was not used to
set the SSL_SENT_SHUTDOWN state, the session will also be
removed from the session cache as required by RFC2246.
SSL_free() does not provide diagnostic information.
SSL_new(3), SSL_clear(3), SSL_shutdown(3),
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