Flash Media Server and its components use OpenSSL libraries for various functions internally. Until now, all the previous Flash Media Server releases have statically linked to the OpenSSL libraries. This static linking made it impossible for users to manually upgrade the OpenSSL libraries.
With the latest Flash Media Server (versions 3.5.6 or later and 4.0.2 or later), you can compile the OpenSSL libraries and apply them to Flash Media Server. Flash Media Server 3.5.6 and 4.0.2 added OpenSSL version1.0.0c as a dynamic or shared library. This TechNote explains how to compile the OpenSSL libraries and integrate them in Flash Media Server.
- For Flash Media Server 3.5.6 (or later): Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Service Pack 1
- For Flash Media Server 4.0.2 (or later): Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 Service Pack 1
- For Flash Media Server 3.5.6 (or higher) for Linux platform: GNU C Compiler (GCC) 3.4.3
- For Flash Media Server 4.0.2 (or higher) for Linux platform: GNU C Compiler (GCC) 4.1.2
Download OpenSSL source from http://www.openssl.org/source/. Extract the source (.tar.gz) to a suitable location.
Note: Use VS2005 command prompt if building OpenSSL for Flash Media Server 3.5.6 (or later) and VS 2008 if building for Flash Media Server 4.0.2 (or later). When using VS 2005, make sure that you have fresh OS with VC80 CRT version no greater than 8.0.50727.762. A 64-bit OS is recommended for compiling 64-bit libraries with the 64-bit VS.
- Download the latest Netwide Assembler (NASM) build from http://www.nasm.us/pub/nasm/releasebuilds/?C=M;O=D. Install NASM and add the folder containing NASM binary to System PATH environment variable by executing the file nasmpath.bat located in the NASM root directory.