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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       bio - I/O abstraction

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       #include <openssl/bio.h>

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DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       A BIO is an I/O abstraction. It hides many of the underlying
 I/O details from an  application.  If  an  application
       uses  a  BIO  for  its I/O it can transparently handle SSL
       connections, unencrypted network connections and file I/O.

       There are two types of BIO, a source/sink BIO and a filter

       As its name implies a source/sink BIO is a  source  and/or
       sink  of  data,  examples  include a socket BIO and a file

       A filter BIO takes data from one BIO and passes it through
       to  another,  or  the  application.  The  data may be left
       unmodified (for example, a message digest BIO)  or  translated
  (for  example,  an encryption BIO). The effect of a
       filter BIO may change according to the I/O operation it is
       performing.  For  example,  an encryption BIO will encrypt
       data if it is being written to and will decrypt data if it
       is being read from.

       BIOs  can  be  joined  to  form a chain (a single BIO is a
       chain with one component). A chain normally consist of one
       source/sink  BIO  and  one  or more filter BIOs. Data read
       from or written to the first BIO then traverses the  chain
       to the end (usually a source/sink BIO).

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Functions:  BIO_ctrl(3), BIO_f_base64(3), BIO_f_buffer(3),
       BIO_f_cipher(3), BIO_f_md(3), BIO_f_null(3), BIO_f_ssl(3),
       BIO_find_type(3),     BIO_new(3),     BIO_new_bio_pair(3),
       BIO_push(3), BIO_read(3),  BIO_s_accept(3),  BIO_s_bio(3),
       BIO_s_connect(3),        BIO_s_fd(3),       BIO_s_file(3),
       BIO_s_mem(3),       BIO_s_null(3),        BIO_s_socket(3),
       BIO_set_callback(3), BIO_should_retry(3)

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