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SSL_want(3) OpenSSL SSL_want(3)
SSL_want, SSL_want_nothing, SSL_want_read, SSL_want_write, SSL_want_x509_lookup - obtain
state information TLS/SSL I/O operation
int SSL_want(SSL *ssl);
int SSL_want_nothing(SSL *ssl);
int SSL_want_read(SSL *ssl);
int SSL_want_write(SSL *ssl);
int SSL_want_x509_lookup(SSL *ssl);
SSL_want() returns state information for the SSL object ssl.
The other SSL_want_*() calls are shortcuts for the possible states returned by SSL_want().
SSL_want() examines the internal state information of the SSL object. Its return values
are similar to that of SSL_get_error(3). Unlike SSL_get_error(3), which also evaluates
the error queue, the results are obtained by examining an internal state flag only. The
information must therefore only be used for normal operation under non-blocking I/O. Error
conditions are not handled and must be treated using SSL_get_error(3).
The result returned by SSL_want() should always be consistent with the result of
The following return values can currently occur for SSL_want():
There is no data to be written or to be read.
There are data in the SSL buffer that must be written to the underlying BIO layer in
order to complete the actual SSL_*() operation. A call to SSL_get_error(3) should
More data must be read from the underlying BIO layer in order to complete the actual
SSL_*() operation. A call to SSL_get_error(3) should return SSL_ERROR_WANT_READ.
The operation did not complete because an application callback set by
SSL_CTX_set_client_cert_cb() has asked to be called again. A call to SSL_get_error(3)
should return SSL_ERROR_WANT_X509_LOOKUP.
SSL_want_nothing(), SSL_want_read(), SSL_want_write(), SSL_want_x509_lookup() return 1,
when the corresponding condition is true or 0 otherwise.
ssl(3), err(3), SSL_get_error(3)
0.9.7a 2001-08-17 SSL_want(3)
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