Manual Reference Pages - BIO (3)
bio - I/O abstraction
A BIO is an I/O abstraction, it hides many of the underlying I/O
details from an application. If an application uses a BIO for its
I/O it can transparently handle SSL connections, unencrypted network
connections and file I/O.
There are two type of BIO, a source/sink BIO and a filter BIO.
As its name implies a source/sink BIO is a source and/or sink of data,
examples include a socket BIO and a file BIO.
A filter BIO takes data from one BIO and passes it through to
another, or the application. The data may be left unmodified (for
example a message digest BIO) or translated (for example an
encryption BIO). The effect of a filter BIO may change according
to the I/O operation it is performing: for example an encryption
BIO will encrypt data if it is being written to and decrypt data
if it is being read from.
BIOs can be joined together to form a chain (a single BIO is a chain
with one component). A chain normally consist of one source/sink
BIO and one or more filter BIOs. Data read from or written to the
first BIO then traverses the chain to the end (normally a source/sink
|1.0.1s ||BIO (3) ||2016-03-01 |
Visit the GSP FreeBSD Man Page Interface.
Output converted with manServer 1.07.