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SSL Problems

From: Samuel Listopad <>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 14:52:10 -0600

I don't know if this has been talked about before (didn't see anything
in my search of the archives). And maybe this is a dumb question, but
alas I can't find anything to help me.

I am trying to write a OLE component to be used on Win32 with IIS and
When I try to use SSL twice in a row (without restarting the IIS server)
it returns an error of

        SSL: couldn't create a context!

I was wondering if there is known issue with this? Is it related to the
caching of SSL contexts?
Pertinent info:

curl 7.9 (win32) libcurl 7.9 (OpenSSL 0.9.6b) compiled statically into
my COM dll.
NT 4.0 Server (IIS 4)

Things I have tried:
        global init and cleanup in con/destructor, new curl everytime
        global init and cleanup everytime, new curl everytime
        global init and cleanup in con/destructor, new curl in
constructor, delete curl in destructor.

options being set:
    curl_easy_setopt(curlHandle, CURLOPT_URL, host);
    curl_easy_setopt(curlHandle, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, 1);
    curl_easy_setopt(curlHandle, CURLOPT_NOPROGRESS, 1);
    curl_easy_setopt(curlHandle, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST, 1);
    curl_easy_setopt(curlHandle, CURLOPT_MUTE, 1);
    curl_easy_setopt(curlHandle, CURLOPT_ERRORBUFFER, lastError);

        /*Shamelessly stolen from inmemory example*/
        curl_easy_setopt(curlHandle, CURLOPT_HEADERFUNCTION,
        curl_easy_setopt(curlHandle, CURLOPT_WRITEFUNCTION,
        curl_easy_setopt(curlHandle, CURLOPT_FILE, (void *)&body);
        curl_easy_setopt(curlHandle, CURLOPT_WRITEHEADER, (void

Any ideas?

Sorry if this is off topic, I am new to the list.

Sam Listopad

PS In case you were wondering why one would want to do this, I am
trying to post raw XML to a page from an ASP.
Received on 2001-11-12