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BIO_f_base64(3SSL)			     OpenSSL			       BIO_f_base64(3SSL)

NAME
       BIO_f_base64 - base64 BIO filter

SYNOPSIS
	#include <openssl/bio.h>
	#include <openssl/evp.h>

	BIO_METHOD *   BIO_f_base64(void);

DESCRIPTION
       BIO_f_base64() returns the base64 BIO method. This is a filter BIO that base64 encodes any
       data written through it and decodes any data read through it.

       Base64 BIOs do not support BIO_gets() or BIO_puts().

       BIO_flush() on a base64 BIO that is being written through is used to signal that no more
       data is to be encoded: this is used to flush the final block through the BIO.

       The flag BIO_FLAGS_BASE64_NO_NL can be set with BIO_set_flags() to encode the data all on
       one line or expect the data to be all on one line.

NOTES
       Because of the format of base64 encoding the end of the encoded block cannot always be
       reliably determined.

RETURN VALUES
       BIO_f_base64() returns the base64 BIO method.

EXAMPLES
       Base64 encode the string "Hello World\n" and write the result to standard output:

	BIO *bio, *b64;
	char message[] = "Hello World \n";

	b64 = BIO_new(BIO_f_base64());
	bio = BIO_new_fp(stdout, BIO_NOCLOSE);
	bio = BIO_push(b64, bio);
	BIO_write(bio, message, strlen(message));
	BIO_flush(bio);

	BIO_free_all(bio);

       Read Base64 encoded data from standard input and write the decoded data to standard
       output:

	BIO *bio, *b64, *bio_out;
	char inbuf[512];
	int inlen;

	b64 = BIO_new(BIO_f_base64());
	bio = BIO_new_fp(stdin, BIO_NOCLOSE);
	bio_out = BIO_new_fp(stdout, BIO_NOCLOSE);
	bio = BIO_push(b64, bio);
	while((inlen = BIO_read(bio, inbuf, 512)) > 0)
	       BIO_write(bio_out, inbuf, inlen);

	BIO_free_all(bio);

BUGS
       The ambiguity of EOF in base64 encoded data can cause additional data following the base64
       encoded block to be misinterpreted.

       There should be some way of specifying a test that the BIO can perform to reliably
       determine EOF (for example a MIME boundary).

SEE ALSO
       TBA

1.0.0e					    2005-11-02			       BIO_f_base64(3SSL)
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