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BIO_s_accept(3SSL)                           OpenSSL                           BIO_s_accept(3SSL)

       BIO_s_accept, BIO_set_accept_port, BIO_get_accept_port, BIO_set_nbio_accept,
       BIO_set_accept_bios, BIO_set_bind_mode, BIO_get_bind_mode, BIO_do_accept - accept BIO

        #include <openssl/bio.h>

        BIO_METHOD *BIO_s_accept(void);

        long BIO_set_accept_port(BIO *b, char *name);
        char *BIO_get_accept_port(BIO *b);

        BIO *BIO_new_accept(char *host_port);

        long BIO_set_nbio_accept(BIO *b, int n);
        long BIO_set_accept_bios(BIO *b, char *bio);

        long BIO_set_bind_mode(BIO *b, long mode);
        long BIO_get_bind_mode(BIO *b, long dummy);

        #define BIO_BIND_NORMAL                0
        #define BIO_BIND_REUSEADDR_IF_UNUSED   1
        #define BIO_BIND_REUSEADDR             2

        int BIO_do_accept(BIO *b);

       BIO_s_accept() returns the accept BIO method. This is a wrapper round the platform's
       TCP/IP socket accept routines.

       Using accept BIOs, TCP/IP connections can be accepted and data transferred using only BIO
       routines. In this way any platform specific operations are hidden by the BIO abstraction.

       Read and write operations on an accept BIO will perform I/O on the underlying connection.
       If no connection is established and the port (see below) is set up properly then the BIO
       waits for an incoming connection.

       Accept BIOs support BIO_puts() but not BIO_gets().

       If the close flag is set on an accept BIO then any active connection on that chain is
       shutdown and the socket closed when the BIO is freed.

       Calling BIO_reset() on a accept BIO will close any active connection and reset the BIO
       into a state where it awaits another incoming connection.

       BIO_get_fd() and BIO_set_fd() can be called to retrieve or set the accept socket. See

       BIO_set_accept_port() uses the string name to set the accept port. The port is represented
       as a string of the form "host:port", where "host" is the interface to use and "port" is
       the port.  The host can be can be "*" which is interpreted as meaning any interface;
       "port" has the same syntax as the port specified in BIO_set_conn_port() for connect BIOs,
       that is it can be a numerical port string or a string to lookup using getservbyname() and
       a string table.

       BIO_new_accept() combines BIO_new() and BIO_set_accept_port() into a single call: that is
       it creates a new accept BIO with port host_port.

       BIO_set_nbio_accept() sets the accept socket to blocking mode (the default) if n is 0 or
       non blocking mode if n is 1.

       BIO_set_accept_bios() can be used to set a chain of BIOs which will be duplicated and
       prepended to the chain when an incoming connection is received. This is useful if, for
       example, a buffering or SSL BIO is required for each connection. The chain of BIOs must
       not be freed after this call, they will be automatically freed when the accept BIO is

       BIO_set_bind_mode() and BIO_get_bind_mode() set and retrieve the current bind mode. If
       BIO_BIND_NORMAL (the default) is set then another socket cannot be bound to the same port.
       If BIO_BIND_REUSEADDR is set then other sockets can bind to the same port. If
       BIO_BIND_REUSEADDR_IF_UNUSED is set then and attempt is first made to use BIO_BIN_NORMAL,
       if this fails and the port is not in use then a second attempt is made using

       BIO_do_accept() serves two functions. When it is first called, after the accept BIO has
       been setup, it will attempt to create the accept socket and bind an address to it. Second
       and subsequent calls to BIO_do_accept() will await an incoming connection, or request a
       retry in non blocking mode.

       When an accept BIO is at the end of a chain it will await an incoming connection before
       processing I/O calls. When an accept BIO is not at then end of a chain it passes I/O calls
       to the next BIO in the chain.

       When a connection is established a new socket BIO is created for the connection and
       appended to the chain. That is the chain is now accept->socket. This effectively means
       that attempting I/O on an initial accept socket will await an incoming connection then
       perform I/O on it.

       If any additional BIOs have been set using BIO_set_accept_bios() then they are placed
       between the socket and the accept BIO, that is the chain will be

       If a server wishes to process multiple connections (as is normally the case) then the
       accept BIO must be made available for further incoming connections. This can be done by
       waiting for a connection and then calling:

        connection = BIO_pop(accept);

       After this call connection will contain a BIO for the recently established connection and
       accept will now be a single BIO again which can be used to await further incoming
       connections.  If no further connections will be accepted the accept can be freed using

       If only a single connection will be processed it is possible to perform I/O using the
       accept BIO itself. This is often undesirable however because the accept BIO will still
       accept additional incoming connections. This can be resolved by using BIO_pop() (see
       above) and freeing up the accept BIO after the initial connection.

       If the underlying accept socket is non-blocking and BIO_do_accept() is called to await an
       incoming connection it is possible for BIO_should_io_special() with the reason
       BIO_RR_ACCEPT. If this happens then it is an indication that an accept attempt would
       block: the application should take appropriate action to wait until the underlying socket
       has accepted a connection and retry the call.

       BIO_set_accept_port(), BIO_get_accept_port(), BIO_set_nbio_accept(),
       BIO_set_accept_bios(), BIO_set_bind_mode(), BIO_get_bind_mode() and BIO_do_accept() are


       This example accepts two connections on port 4444, sends messages down each and finally
       closes both down.

        BIO *abio, *cbio, *cbio2;
        abio = BIO_new_accept("4444");

        /* First call to BIO_accept() sets up accept BIO */
        if(BIO_do_accept(abio) <= 0) {
               fprintf(stderr, "Error setting up accept\n");

        /* Wait for incoming connection */
        if(BIO_do_accept(abio) <= 0) {
               fprintf(stderr, "Error accepting connection\n");
        fprintf(stderr, "Connection 1 established\n");
        /* Retrieve BIO for connection */
        cbio = BIO_pop(abio);
        BIO_puts(cbio, "Connection 1: Sending out Data on initial connection\n");
        fprintf(stderr, "Sent out data on connection 1\n");
        /* Wait for another connection */
        if(BIO_do_accept(abio) <= 0) {
               fprintf(stderr, "Error accepting connection\n");
        fprintf(stderr, "Connection 2 established\n");
        /* Close accept BIO to refuse further connections */
        cbio2 = BIO_pop(abio);
        BIO_puts(cbio2, "Connection 2: Sending out Data on second\n");
        fprintf(stderr, "Sent out data on connection 2\n");

        BIO_puts(cbio, "Connection 1: Second connection established\n");
        /* Close the two established connections */


1.0.1t                                      2016-05-03                         BIO_s_accept(3SSL)

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