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BIO_S_FD(3) Library Functions Manual BIO_S_FD(3)

BIO_s_fd, BIO_set_fd, BIO_get_fd, BIO_new_fd
file descriptor BIO

#include <openssl/bio.h>

const BIO_METHOD *
BIO_s_fd(void);

long
BIO_set_fd(BIO *b, int fd, long close_flag);

long
BIO_get_fd(BIO *b, int *c);

BIO *
BIO_new_fd(int fd, int close_flag);

BIO_s_fd() returns the file descriptor BIO method. This is a wrapper around the platform's file descriptor routines such as read(2) and write(2).

BIO_read(3) and BIO_write(3) read or write the underlying descriptor. BIO_puts(3) is supported but BIO_gets(3) is not.

If the close flag is set, close(2) is called on the underlying file descriptor when the BIO is freed.

BIO_reset(3) attempts to set the file pointer to the start of the file using lseek(fd, 0, 0).

BIO_seek(3) sets the file pointer to position ofs from start of file using lseek(fd, ofs, 0).

BIO_tell(3) returns the current file position by calling lseek(fd, 0, 1).

BIO_set_fd() sets the file descriptor of BIO b to fd and the close flag to close_flag. It is currently implemented as a macro.

BIO_get_fd() places the file descriptor in c if it is not NULL and also returns the file descriptor. It is currently implemented as a macro.

BIO_new_fd() returns a file descriptor BIO using fd and close_flag.

The behaviour of BIO_read(3) and BIO_write(3) depends on the behavior of the platform's read(2) and write(2) calls on the descriptor. If the underlying file descriptor is in a non-blocking mode, then the BIO will behave in the manner described in the BIO_read(3) and BIO_should_retry(3) manual pages.

File descriptor BIOs should not be used for socket I/O. Use socket BIOs instead.

BIO_set_fd() and BIO_get_fd() are implemented as macros.

BIO_s_fd() returns the file descriptor BIO method.

BIO_set_fd() always returns 1.

BIO_get_fd() returns the file descriptor or -1 if the BIO has not been initialized.

BIO_new_fd() returns the newly allocated BIO or NULL if an error occurred.

This is a file descriptor BIO version of "Hello World":
BIO *out;
out = BIO_new_fd(fileno(stdout), BIO_NOCLOSE);
BIO_printf(out, "Hello World\n");
BIO_free(out);

BIO_new(3), BIO_read(3), BIO_s_socket(3), BIO_seek(3)

BIO_s_fd(), BIO_set_fd(), and BIO_get_fd() first appeared in SSLeay 0.6.0. BIO_new_fd() first appeared in SSLeay 0.8.0. All these functions have been available since OpenBSD 2.4.
May 1, 2018 OpenBSD-current