Libsslfd is a wrapper library for Eric Young's
package and the newer
OpenSSL which implement the
protocols. The purpose of libsslfd is to hook the SSL (and other
magic) into code which uses normal file descriptors. This allows code
that uses stdio for instance to be SSLified with minimal effort. See
for more information about SSLeay.
Libsslfd has been used by the author to add SSL support to:
The sslfd api is very simple. The crypto
hooks are implemented via close(2), read(2), write(2), recv(2) and
send(2). The rest is just setup and authentication/authorization
checks. Most applications can have SSL support added by simply
calling ssl_start(), and linking with the library.
CRL processing to check for revoked
certificates is included in the default certificate verify callbacks.
See also: ssld(3), sslc(3),
Use of libsslfd other than as part of a distribution from Quick.com.au
requires a commercial license. The terms are very flexible, please firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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