path: root/doc/ssl/SSL_CIPHER_get_name.pod
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Diffstat (limited to 'doc/ssl/SSL_CIPHER_get_name.pod')
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/doc/ssl/SSL_CIPHER_get_name.pod b/doc/ssl/SSL_CIPHER_get_name.pod
index eb772b55de4a..2e113be6065c 100644
--- a/doc/ssl/SSL_CIPHER_get_name.pod
+++ b/doc/ssl/SSL_CIPHER_get_name.pod
@@ -23,8 +23,12 @@ SSL_CIPHER_get_bits() returns the number of secret bits used for B<cipher>. If
B<alg_bits> is not NULL, it contains the number of bits processed by the
chosen algorithm. If B<cipher> is NULL, 0 is returned.
-SSL_CIPHER_get_version() returns the protocol version for B<cipher>, currently
-"SSLv2", "SSLv3", or "TLSv1". If B<cipher> is NULL, "(NONE)" is returned.
+SSL_CIPHER_get_version() returns string which indicates the SSL/TLS protocol
+version that first defined the cipher.
+This is currently B<SSLv2> or B<TLSv1/SSLv3>.
+In some cases it should possibly return "TLSv1.2" but does not;
+use SSL_CIPHER_description() instead.
+If B<cipher> is NULL, "(NONE)" is returned.
SSL_CIPHER_description() returns a textual description of the cipher used
into the buffer B<buf> of length B<len> provided. B<len> must be at least
@@ -52,7 +56,8 @@ Textual representation of the cipher name.
=item <protocol version>
-Protocol version: B<SSLv2>, B<SSLv3>. The TLSv1 ciphers are flagged with SSLv3.
+Protocol version: B<SSLv2>, B<SSLv3>, B<TLSv1.2>. The TLSv1.0 ciphers are
+flagged with SSLv3. No new ciphers were added by TLSv1.1.
=item Kx=<key exchange>
@@ -91,6 +96,10 @@ Some examples for the output of SSL_CIPHER_description():
RC4-MD5 SSLv3 Kx=RSA Au=RSA Enc=RC4(128) Mac=MD5
EXP-RC4-MD5 SSLv3 Kx=RSA(512) Au=RSA Enc=RC4(40) Mac=MD5 export
+A comp[lete list can be retrieved by invoking the following command:
+ openssl ciphers -v ALL
=head1 BUGS
If SSL_CIPHER_description() is called with B<cipher> being NULL, the