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BIO_METH_NEW(3) Library Functions Manual BIO_METH_NEW(3)

BIO_get_new_index, BIO_meth_new, BIO_meth_free, BIO_meth_get_write, BIO_meth_set_write, BIO_meth_get_read, BIO_meth_set_read, BIO_meth_get_puts, BIO_meth_set_puts, BIO_meth_get_gets, BIO_meth_set_gets, BIO_meth_get_ctrl, BIO_meth_set_ctrl, BIO_meth_get_create, BIO_meth_set_create, BIO_meth_get_destroy, BIO_meth_set_destroy, BIO_meth_get_callback_ctrl, BIO_meth_set_callback_ctrl
manipulate BIO_METHOD structures

#include <openssl/bio.h>

int
BIO_get_new_index(void);

BIO_METHOD *
BIO_meth_new(int type, const char *name);

void
BIO_meth_free(BIO_METHOD *biom);

int
(*BIO_meth_get_write(const BIO_METHOD *biom))(BIO *, const char *, int);

int
BIO_meth_set_write(BIO_METHOD *biom, int (*write)(BIO *, const char *, int));

int
(*BIO_meth_get_read(const BIO_METHOD *biom))(BIO *, char *, int);

int
BIO_meth_set_read(BIO_METHOD *biom, int (*read)(BIO *, char *, int));

int
(*BIO_meth_get_puts(const BIO_METHOD *biom))(BIO *, const char *);

int
BIO_meth_set_puts(BIO_METHOD *biom, int (*puts)(BIO *, const char *));

int
(*BIO_meth_get_gets(const BIO_METHOD *biom))(BIO *, char *, int);

int
BIO_meth_set_gets(BIO_METHOD *biom, int (*gets)(BIO *, char *, int));

long
(*BIO_meth_get_ctrl(const BIO_METHOD *biom))(BIO *, int, long, void *);

int
BIO_meth_set_ctrl(BIO_METHOD *biom, long (*ctrl)(BIO *, int, long, void *));

int
(*BIO_meth_get_create(const BIO_METHOD *biom))(BIO *);

int
BIO_meth_set_create(BIO_METHOD *biom, int (*create)(BIO *));

int
(*BIO_meth_get_destroy(const BIO_METHOD *biom))(BIO *);

int
BIO_meth_set_destroy(BIO_METHOD *biom, int (*destroy)(BIO *));

long
(*BIO_meth_get_callback_ctrl(const BIO_METHOD *biom))(BIO *, int, BIO_info_cb *);

int
BIO_meth_set_callback_ctrl(BIO_METHOD *biom, long (*callback_ctrl)(BIO *, int, BIO_info_cb *));

The BIO_METHOD structure stores function pointers implementing a BIO type. See BIO_new(3) for more information about BIO objects.

BIO_meth_new() creates a new BIO_METHOD structure. It requires a unique integer type; use BIO_get_new_index() to get the value for type. Currently, the user can only create up to 127 different BIO types, and type is limited to the range 129–255. The name pointer is stored in the structure and will not be freed by BIO_meth_free().

The standard BIO types are listed in <openssl/bio.h>. Some examples include BIO_TYPE_BUFFER and BIO_TYPE_CIPHER. The type of filter BIOs should have the BIO_TYPE_FILTER bit set. Source/sink BIOs should have the BIO_TYPE_SOURCE_SINK bit set. File descriptor based BIOs (e.g. socket, fd, connect, accept etc.) should additionally have the BIO_TYPE_DESCRIPTOR bit set. See BIO_find_type(3) for more information.

BIO_meth_free() is an alias for free(3).

BIO_meth_get_write(), BIO_meth_set_write(), BIO_meth_get_read(), and BIO_meth_set_read() get and set the functions write and read used for writing and reading arbitrary length data to and from the BIO. These functions are called from BIO_write(3) and BIO_read(3), respectively. The parameters and return values of write and read have the same meaning as for BIO_write(3) and BIO_read(3).

BIO_meth_get_puts() and BIO_meth_set_puts() get and set the function puts used for writing a NUL-terminated string to the BIO. This function is called from BIO_puts(3). The parameters and the return value of puts have the same meaning as for BIO_puts(3).

BIO_meth_get_gets() and BIO_meth_set_gets() get and set the function gets used for reading a line of data from the BIO. This function is called from BIO_gets(3). The parameters and the return value of gets have the same meaning as for BIO_gets(3).

BIO_meth_get_ctrl() and BIO_meth_set_ctrl() get and set the function ctrl used for processing control messages in the BIO. This function is called from BIO_ctrl(3). The parameters and return value of ctrl have the same meaning as for BIO_ctrl(3).

BIO_meth_get_create() and BIO_meth_set_create() get and set a function create used while initializing a new instance of the BIO. This function is called from BIO_new(3). The BIO_new(3) function allocates the memory for the new BIO, and a pointer to this newly allocated structure is passed as the parameter to create.

BIO_meth_get_destroy() and BIO_meth_set_destroy() get and set a function destroy used while destroying an instance of a BIO. This function is called from BIO_free(3). A pointer to the BIO to be destroyed is passed as the parameter. The destroy function is intended to perform clean-up specific to the BIO type. The memory for the BIO itself must not be freed by this function.

BIO_meth_get_callback_ctrl() and BIO_meth_set_callback_ctrl() get and set the function callback_ctrl used for processing callback control messages in the BIO. This function is called from BIO_callback_ctrl(3). The parameters and return value of callback_ctrl have the same meaning as for BIO_callback_ctrl(3).

BIO_get_new_index() returns the new BIO type value or -1 if an error occurs.

BIO_meth_new() returns the new BIO_METHOD structure or NULL if an error occurs.

The BIO_meth_set_*() functions return 1 on success or 0 on error. Currently, they cannot fail.

The BIO_meth_get_*() functions return function pointers.

BIO_ctrl(3), BIO_find_type(3), BIO_new(3), BIO_read(3)

These functions first appeared in OpenSSL 1.1.0 and have been available since OpenBSD 6.3.
July 9, 2018 OpenBSD-current