[openssl-users] Return type of SSL_ctrl

Ludwig, Mark ludwig.mark at siemens.com
Wed Nov 30 13:26:33 UTC 2016


We're moving up to OpenSSL 1.0.2j from OpenSSL 0.9.8<something>, and noticed that the SSL 
functions based on SSL_ctrl() changed from returning type int to returning type long.

It's not clear why this is necessary, by spot-checking the documented numerical domain of the 
return values of the SSL functions (macros) deriving from SSL_ctrl().  Why was this done?

(I don't see mention of this in the CHANGES file.)


Mark Ludwig

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