On Thu, Nov 09, 2006, Ricky Charlet wrote:

> Howdy,
> In the PKCS7_encrypt function, the intent is to make an envelop
> and ecrypt the data pointed to by the parameter 'in'. But
> PKCS7_dataInit(), where the encryption is supposed to take place, does
> not operate on the parameter 'in'. And PKCS7_dataFinal is not taking
> care of any encryption.
> How is this function acutally encrypting data? Can someone straighten me
> out?

It creates a BIO chain containing a encrypting filter BIO with the
appropriate key. So The data is written through the chain in plain text and
the "other end" connected to a memory BIO gets the encrypted content.

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