HP Open Source Security for OpenVMS Volume 2: HP SSL for OpenVMS > SSL Application Programming Interface (API)
SSL_CTX_set_msg_callback() or SSL_set_msg_callback() can be used to define a message callback function cb for observing all SSL/TLS protocol messages (such as handshake messages) that are received or sent. SSL_CTX_set_msg_callback_arg() and SSL_set_msg_callback_arg() can be used to set argument arg to the callback function, which is available for arbitrary application use.
SSL_CTX_set_msg_callback() and SSL_CTX_set_msg_callback_arg() specify default settings that will be copied to new SSL objects by SSL_new(3). SSL_set_msg_callback() and SSL_set_msg_callback_arg() modify the actual settings of an SSL object. Using a 0 pointer for cb disables the message callback.
When cb is called by the SSL/TLS library for a protocol message, the function arguments have the following meaning:
Protocol messages are passed to the callback function after decryption and fragment collection where applicable. (Thus record boundaries are not visible.)
If processing a received protocol message results in an error, the callback function may not be called. For example, the callback function will never see messages that are considered too large to be processed.
Due to automatic protocol version negotiation, version is not necessarily the protocol version used by the sender of the message: If a TLS 1.0 ClientHello message is received by an SSL 3.0-only server, version will be SSL3_VERSION.