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SSL_CTX_set_mode, SSL_CTX_clear_mode, SSL_set_mode, SSL_clear_mode,
SSL_CTX_get_mode, SSL_get_mode - manipulate SSL engine mode
long SSL_CTX_set_mode(SSL_CTX *ctx, long mode);
long SSL_CTX_clear_mode(SSL_CTX *ctx, long mode);
long SSL_set_mode(SSL *ssl, long mode);
long SSL_clear_mode(SSL *ssl, long mode);
long SSL_CTX_get_mode(SSL_CTX *ctx);
long SSL_get_mode(SSL *ssl);
SSL_CTX_set_mode() adds the mode set via bit mask in mode to ctx.
Options already set before are not cleared. SSL_CTX_clear_mode()
removes the mode set via bit mask in mode from ctx.
SSL_set_mode() adds the mode set via bit mask in mode to ssl. Options
already set before are not cleared. SSL_clear_mode() removes the mode
set via bit mask in mode from ssl.
SSL_CTX_get_mode() returns the mode set for ctx.
SSL_get_mode() returns the mode set for ssl.
The following mode changes are available:
Allow SSL_write_ex(..., n, &r) to return with 0 < r < n (i.e.
report success when just a single record has been written). This
works in a similar way for SSL_write(). When not set (the default),
SSL_write_ex() or SSL_write() will only report success once the
complete chunk was written. Once SSL_write_ex() or SSL_write()
returns successful, r bytes have been written and the next call to
SSL_write_ex() or SSL_write() must only send the n-r bytes left,
imitating the behaviour of write().
Make it possible to retry SSL_write_ex() or SSL_write() with
changed buffer location (the buffer contents must stay the same).
This is not the default to avoid the misconception that nonblocking
SSL_write() behaves like nonblocking write().
During normal operations, non-application data records might need
to be sent or received that the application is not aware of. If a
non-application data record was processed, SSL_read_ex(3) and
SSL_read(3) can return with a failure and indicate the need to
retry with SSL_ERROR_WANT_READ. If such a non-application data
record was processed, the flag SSL_MODE_AUTO_RETRY causes it to try
to process the next record instead of returning.
In a nonblocking environment applications must be prepared to
handle incomplete read/write operations. Setting
SSL_MODE_AUTO_RETRY for a nonblocking BIO will process non-
application data records until either no more data is available or
an application data record has been processed.
In a blocking environment, applications are not always prepared to
deal with the functions returning intermediate reports such as
retry requests, and setting the SSL_MODE_AUTO_RETRY flag will cause
the functions to only return after successfully processing an
application data record or a failure.
Turning off SSL_MODE_AUTO_RETRY can be useful with blocking BIOs in
case they are used in combination with something like select() or
poll(). Otherwise the call to SSL_read() or SSL_read_ex() might
hang when a non-application record was sent and no application data
When we no longer need a read buffer or a write buffer for a given
SSL, then release the memory we were using to hold it. Using this
flag can save around 34k per idle SSL connection. This flag has no
effect on SSL v2 connections, or on DTLS connections.
Send TLS_FALLBACK_SCSV in the ClientHello. To be set only by
applications that reconnect with a downgraded protocol version; see
draft-ietf-tls-downgrade-scsv-00 for details.
DO NOT ENABLE THIS if your application attempts a normal handshake.
Only use this in explicit fallback retries, following the guidance
Enable asynchronous processing. TLS I/O operations may indicate a
retry with SSL_ERROR_WANT_ASYNC with this mode set if an
asynchronous capable engine is used to perform cryptographic
operations. See SSL_get_error(3).
Older versions of OpenSSL had a bug in the computation of the label
length used for computing the endpoint-pair shared secret. The bug
was that the terminating zero was included in the length of the
label. Setting this option enables this behaviour to allow
interoperability with such broken implementations. Please note that
setting this option breaks interoperability with correct
implementations. This option only applies to DTLS over SCTP.
All modes are off by default except for SSL_MODE_AUTO_RETRY which is on
by default since 1.1.1.
SSL_CTX_set_mode() and SSL_set_mode() return the new mode bit mask
after adding mode.
SSL_CTX_get_mode() and SSL_get_mode() return the current bit mask.
ssl(7), SSL_read_ex(3), SSL_read(3), SSL_write_ex(3) or SSL_write(3),
SSL_MODE_ASYNC was added in OpenSSL 1.1.0.
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1.1.1i 2020-12-10 SSL_CTX_set_mode(3)