Man page of SSL_free
Section: OpenSSL (3SSL)
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SSL_free - free an allocated SSL structure
void SSL_free(SSL *ssl);
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.
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
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.
SSL_free() does not provide diagnostic information.
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