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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       SSL_free - free an allocated SSL structure

LIBRARY    [Toc]    [Back]

       libcrypto, -lcrypto

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

        #include <openssl/ssl.h>

        void SSL_free(SSL *ssl);

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       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 the reference count has
       reached 0.

NOTES    [Toc]    [Back]

       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
       program failure.

       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.

RETURN VALUES    [Toc]    [Back]

       SSL_free() does not provide diagnostic information.

       SSL_new(3), SSL_clear(3), SSL_shutdown(3), SSL_set_shutdown(3), ssl(3)

2001-04-12                    0.9.6g                  SSL_free(3)
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