OpenSSL contains a number of test programs that validate the correctness of various cryptographic algorithms and test the functioning of the OpenSSL library. Most of these tests have been ported directly to eCos with only minor changes to allow them to function in the eCos test environment. Since all these tests expect to use C library standard I/O (STDIO) for output, they will only be built if that package is configured in.

A small number of encryption algorithm tests have been further adapted to function without needing STDIO. This has mainly involved replacing (f)printf with diag_printf, but also includes spawning a thread to run the test with sufficient stack. These tests are all named the same as the base OpenSSL test from which they were derived with the addition of _ecos to the file name.

The test program ssltest1 is the only purpose written SSL test program. It is a simple client that attempts to contact an SSL server and send it some data. The server it contacts is defined by the configuration options CYGDAT_OPENSSL_TESTS_SERVER_IP and CYGDAT_OPENSSL_TESTS_SERVER_PORT which are used to set IP address and port number of the server to contact. A suitable server can be run using the s_server command of the openssl tool on the host with the configured IP address. The shell script in misc/runtest within the eCos OpenSSL package in the package repository should do this correctly for any Linux host.

The test program openssl1 is a version of the openssl command line tool that runs a sequence of predefined commands to test the library as a whole. One of the commands that this test runs is a timing test against the same server that ssltest1 uses.

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