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SSL_free - free an allocated SSL structure
void SSL_free(SSL *ssl);
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.
nothing is done.
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
, as trying to free things twice may lead to program
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.
does not provide diagnostic information.
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