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Parts of this article were adapted from my book SSL and TLS:
Designing and Building Secure Systems
, copyright Addison-Wesley 2001, ISBN 0-201-615980-3.
SSL and TLS offers a comprehensive guide to the SSL protocol and its applications.
See www.rtfm.com/sslbook for more information.

Machine-readable source code for the programs presented here can be downloaded from the author's web site,
The source code is available under a BSD-style license.

You can get OpenSSL from www.openssl.org.
The documents are available here as well.

The SSLv2 and SSLv3 specifications are available at
http://www.netscape.com/eng/security/SSL_2.html and

The specifications for TLS (RFC 2246) and HTTPS (RFC 2818) are available at
www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2246.txt and

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