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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for ssl_new (redhat section 3)

SSL_new(3)							      OpenSSL								SSL_new(3)

NAME
SSL_new - create a new SSL structure for a connection
SYNOPSIS
#include <openssl/ssl.h> SSL *SSL_new(SSL_CTX *ctx);
DESCRIPTION
SSL_new() creates a new SSL structure which is needed to hold the data for a TLS/SSL connection. The new structure inherits the settings of the underlying context ctx: connection method (SSLv2/v3/TLSv1), options, verification settings, timeout settings.
RETURN VALUES
The following return values can occur: NULL The creation of a new SSL structure failed. Check the error stack to find out the reason. Pointer to an SSL structure The return value points to an allocated SSL structure.
SEE ALSO
SSL_free(3), SSL_clear(3), SSL_CTX_set_options(3), SSL_get_SSL_CTX(3), ssl(3) 0.9.7a 2001-08-17 SSL_new(3)