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NAME

       SSL_free - free an allocated SSL structure

SYNOPSIS

        #include <openssl/ssl.h>

        void SSL_free(SSL *ssl);

DESCRIPTION

       SSL_free() decrements the reference count of ssl, and removes the SSL structure pointed to
       by ssl and frees up the allocated memory if the reference count has reached 0.  If ssl is
       NULL nothing is done.

NOTES

       SSL_free() also calls the free()ing procedures for indirectly affected items, if
       applicable: the buffering BIO, the read and write BIOs, cipher lists specially created for
       this ssl, the SSL_SESSION.  Do not explicitly free these indirectly freed up items before
       or after calling SSL_free(), as trying to free things twice may lead to program failure.

       The ssl session has reference counts from two users: the SSL object, for which the
       reference count is removed by SSL_free() and the internal session cache. If the session is
       considered bad, because SSL_shutdown(3) was not called for the connection and
       SSL_set_shutdown(3) was not used to set the SSL_SENT_SHUTDOWN state, the session will also
       be removed from the session cache as required by RFC2246.

RETURN VALUES

       SSL_free() does not provide diagnostic information.

       SSL_new(3), SSL_clear(3), SSL_shutdown(3), SSL_set_shutdown(3), ssl(3)

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 2000-2016 The OpenSSL Project Authors. All Rights Reserved.

       Licensed under the OpenSSL license (the "License").  You may not use this file except in
       compliance with the License.  You can obtain a copy in the file LICENSE in the source
       distribution or at <https://www.openssl.org/source/license.html>.