Contents The OpenSSL package contains c_rehash, openssl, libcrypto libraries and libssl libraries. Description c_rehash c_rehash is a Perl script that scans all files in a directory and adds symbolic links to their hash values. openssl The openssl program is a command-line tool for using the various cryptography functions of OpenSSL's crypto library from the shell. It can be used for various functions which are documented in man 1 openssl. libcrypto The OpenSSL crypto library implements a wide range of cryptographic algorithms used in various Internet standards. The services provided by this library are used by the OpenSSL implementations of SSL, TLS and S/MIME, and they have also been used to implement OpenSSH, OpenPGP , and other cryptographic standards. libssl The OpenSSL SSL library implements the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols. It provides a rich API, documentation on which can be found by running man 3 ssl.