On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 07:27:24AM -0700, pbirk wrote:

> Also, I assume if I enable FIPS from a C program (separate from the Perl
> calls), as long as the OpenSSL DLL's are still loaded, the FIPS mode
> enablement from the C program would also apply to the Perl use of the same
> shared DLLs.


No, shared libraries don't share object state between processes, only code.
Also such behaviour would be bad, as it would be impossible for
FIPS and non-FIPS processes to co-exist on the same machine, (+ lots of
similar undesirable semantics).

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Viktor.
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