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+++ b/doc/man3/X509_check_host.pod
@@ -19,13 +19,13 @@ X509_check_host, X509_check_email, X509_check_ip, X509_check_ip_asc - X.509 cert
=head1 DESCRIPTION
The certificate matching functions are used to check whether a
-certificate matches a given host name, email address, or IP address.
+certificate matches a given hostname, email address, or IP address.
The validity of the certificate and its trust level has to be checked by
other means.
X509_check_host() checks if the certificate Subject Alternative
-Name (SAN) or Subject CommonName (CN) matches the specified host
-name, which must be encoded in the preferred name syntax described
+Name (SAN) or Subject CommonName (CN) matches the specified hostname,
+which must be encoded in the preferred name syntax described
in section 3.5 of RFC 1034. By default, wildcards are supported
and they match only in the left-most label; but they may match
part of that label with an explicit prefix or suffix. For example,
@@ -37,7 +37,7 @@ Per section 6.4.2 of RFC 6125, B<name> values representing international
domain names must be given in A-label form. The B<namelen> argument
must be the number of characters in the name string or zero in which
case the length is calculated with strlen(B<name>). When B<name> starts
-with a dot (e.g ".example.com"), it will be matched by a certificate
+with a dot (e.g. ".example.com"), it will be matched by a certificate
valid for any sub-domain of B<name>, (see also
B<X509_CHECK_FLAG_SINGLE_LABEL_SUBDOMAINS> below).
@@ -150,7 +150,7 @@ These functions were added in OpenSSL 1.0.2.
=head1 COPYRIGHT
-Copyright 2012-2018 The OpenSSL Project Authors. All Rights Reserved.
+Copyright 2012-2020 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