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1<sect2>
2<title>Contents</title>
3
4<para>The <application>Open<acronym>SSL</acronym></application> package contains <command>
5c_rehash</command>, <command>openssl</command>, <filename
6class='libraryfile'>libcrypto</filename> libraries and <filename
7class='libraryfile'>libssl</filename> libraries.</para>
8
9</sect2>
10
11<sect2><title>Description</title>
12
13<sect3><title>c_rehash</title>
14
15<para><command>c_rehash</command> is a <application>Perl</application> script
16that scans all files in a directory and adds symbolic links to their hash
17values.</para>
18
19</sect3>
20
21<sect3><title>openssl</title>
22
23<para>The <command>openssl</command> program is a command line tool for using
24the various cryptography functions of
25<application>Open<acronym>SSL</acronym></application>'s
26crypto library from the shell. It can be used for various functions which are
27documented in <command>man 1 openssl</command>.</para>
28
29</sect3>
30
31<sect3><title>libcrypto</title>
32
33<para>The <application>Open<acronym>SSL</acronym></application> crypto library implements a wide
34range of cryptographic algorithms used in various Internet standards. The
35services provided by this library are used by the
36<application>Open<acronym>SSL</acronym>
37</application> implementations of <acronym>SSL</acronym>, <acronym>TLS
38</acronym> and <acronym>S/MIME</acronym>, and they have also been used to
39implement <application>Open<acronym>SSH</acronym></application>,
40<application>Open<acronym>PGP</acronym>
41</application>, and other cryptographic standards.</para>
42
43</sect3>
44
45<sect3><title>libssl</title>
46
47<para>The <application>Open<acronym>SSL</acronym></application> <acronym>SSL</acronym> library
48implements the Secure Sockets Layer (<acronym>SSL</acronym> v2/v3) and
49Transport Layer Security (<acronym>TLS</acronym> v1) protocols. It provides a
50rich <acronym>API</acronym>, documentation on which can be found by running
51<command>man 3 ssl</command>.</para>
52
53</sect3>
54
55</sect2>
56
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