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C++ Winsock with SSL

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I am trying to design and implement a very efficient secure winsock server.  I have the design almost finish except for the fact that it is not secure.  I need to add SSL to my server and I have no clue how to do this.  

My guess is that I would use OpenSSL.  Can anyone help me do this?  How hard will implemented SSL be?  Is there any documentation out there showing examples how to use OpenSSL?

I need a lot of help with this.  Please help me.

Thanks
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Well, I am trying to implement an online poker room similar to party poker and ultimate bet.  The server needs to be very efficient since I might be dealing with 35,000 people sending requests at the same time.

However, I also need security from client to server.  It looks like Party Poker and Paradise Poker are both secured by thawte (www.thawte.com) which I think uses OpenSSL.  I know that on Party Poker is says it uses SSLv3/TLSv1 encryption algorithm for message between client and server.  It also has an OpenSSL icon right next to the thawte icon. http://www.paradisepoker.com/security.html

Setting up an online poker room must have its server's outside the USA.  Therefore, from what I read, there are certain algorithms that I cannot use for my security.

What are the other SSL implementations out there that I can you?
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One note:  On your Poker server, be careful with how you choose your random number seed (inside joke:)
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