const BIO_METHOD *
returns the socket BIO method. This is a wrapper around the platform's
BIO_read(3) and BIO_write(3) read or write the underlying socket. BIO_puts(3) is supported but BIO_gets(3) is not.
If the close flag is set, then the socket is shut down and closed when the BIO is freed.
returns a socket BIO using sock and
Socket BIOs also support any relevant functionality of file descriptor BIOs.
The reason for having separate file descriptor and socket BIOs is that on some platforms, sockets are not file descriptors and use distinct I/O routines. Windows is one such platform. Any code mixing the two will not work on all platforms.
BIO_s_socket() returns the socket BIO
BIO_new_socket() returns the newly
allocated BIO or
NULL if an error occurred.
When called on a socket BIO object,
BIO_method_type(3) returns the constant
BIO_method_name(3) returns a pointer to the static string
BIO_s_socket() first appeared in SSLeay
BIO_new_socket() first appeared in SSLeay
0.8.0. Both functions have been available since OpenBSD