This article is from the Secure Sockets Layer Discussion List FAQ, by Shannon Appel SAppel@consensus.com with numerous contributions by others.
This subsection contains information on SSLRef 3.0 which was
codeveloped by Netscape Communications Corp. of Mountain View,
California <http://home.netscape.com/> and Consensus Development
Corporation of Berkeley, California <http://www.consensus.com/>.
SSLRef 3.0 is a reference implementation of the SSL (Secure Sockets
Layer) protocol. SSLRef 3.0 is intended to aid and accelerate
developers' efforts to provide security within TCP/IP applications.
It can also be used to qualify other implementations of version 3.0
of the SSL protocol.
SSLRef 3.0 consists of a software library, distributed as ANSI C
source-code, that can be compiled on Windows 95/NT and Solaris
platforms and then linked into TCP/IP application programs. SSLRef
3.0 was also designed to be easily ported to a wide variety of
other platforms and operating systems.
More information on SSLRef can be found at
If you are a US citizen you can download SSLRef 3.0 at