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NAME

       BIO_s_socket, BIO_new_socket - socket BIO

SYNOPSIS

        #include <openssl/bio.h>

        const BIO_METHOD *BIO_s_socket(void);

        BIO *BIO_new_socket(int sock, int close_flag);

DESCRIPTION

       BIO_s_socket() returns the socket BIO method. This is a wrapper round the platform's
       socket routines.

       BIO_read_ex() and BIO_write_ex() read or write the underlying socket.  BIO_puts() is
       supported but BIO_gets() is not.

       If the close flag is set then the socket is shut down and closed when the BIO is freed.

       BIO_new_socket() returns a socket BIO using sock and close_flag.

NOTES

       Socket BIOs also support any relevant functionality of file descriptor BIOs.

       The reason for having separate file descriptor and socket BIOs is that on some platforms
       sockets are not file descriptors and use distinct I/O routines, Windows is one such
       platform. Any code mixing the two will not work on all platforms.

RETURN VALUES

       BIO_s_socket() returns the socket BIO method.

       BIO_new_socket() returns the newly allocated BIO or NULL is an error occurred.

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>.