MirOS Manual: crypto(3)


CRYPTO(3)                    OpenSSL                    CRYPTO(3)

NAME

     crypto - OpenSSL cryptographic library

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

     The OpenSSL crypto library implements a wide range of cryp-
     tographic algorithms used in various Internet standards. The
     services provided by this library are used by the OpenSSL
     implementations of SSL, TLS and S/MIME, and they have also
     been used to implement SSH, OpenPGP, and other cryptographic
     standards.

OVERVIEW

     libcrypto consists of a number of sub-libraries that imple-
     ment the individual algorithms.

     The functionality includes symmetric encryption, public key
     cryptography and key agreement, certificate handling, cryp-
     tographic hash functions and a cryptographic pseudo-random
     number generator.

     SYMMETRIC CIPHERS
         blowfish(3), cast(3), des(3), idea(3), rc2(3), rc4(3),
         rc5(3)

     PUBLIC KEY CRYPTOGRAPHY AND KEY AGREEMENT
         dsa(3), dh(3), rsa(3)

     CERTIFICATES
         x509(3), x509v3(3)

     AUTHENTICATION CODES, HASH FUNCTIONS
         hmac(3), md2(3), md4(3), md5(3), mdc2(3), ripemd(3),
         sha(3)

     AUXILIARY FUNCTIONS
         err(3), threads(3), rand(3), OPENSSL_VERSION_NUMBER(3)

     INPUT/OUTPUT, DATA ENCODING
         asn1(3), bio(3), evp(3), pem(3), pkcs7(3), pkcs12(3)

     INTERNAL FUNCTIONS
         bn(3), buffer(3), lhash(3), objects(3), stack(3),
         txt_db(3)

NOTES

     Some of the newer functions follow a naming convention using
     the numbers 0 and 1. For example the functions:

      int X509_CRL_add0_revoked(X509_CRL *crl, X509_REVOKED *rev);
      int X509_add1_trust_object(X509 *x, ASN1_OBJECT *obj);

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     The 0 version uses the supplied structure pointer directly
     in the parent and it will be freed up when the parent is
     freed. In the above example crl would be freed but rev would
     not.

     The 1 function uses a copy of the supplied structure pointer
     (or in some cases increases its link count) in the parent
     and so both (x and obj above) should be freed up.

SEE ALSO

     openssl(1), ssl(3)

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