20.8 Obtaining and installing the OpenSSL library

At the time of writing, OpenSSL is available as shown in :


Operating System

Availability of OpenSSL


Installed by default on most 32-bit and 64-bit distributions

Windows (32-bit)

Available at for 32-bit.

Windows (64-bit)

Not currently supported. Version of 0.9.8b of the library can be build from the source at and is classed as "initial".

Mac OS X (32-bit)

Installed by default.

Mac OS X (64-bit)

Not currently supported. The development branch of the library at has support for this platform.


Installed by default


In the freeware from Sun at for both 32-bit and 64-bit.

20.8.1 Installing the OpenSSL library on Solaris

20.8.2 Loading the OpenSSL libraries

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