Does anyone know what the following SSL error messages mean, where can I
find a list of error messages?

Are they standard Open SSL errors?

error messages encountered
Security 123 - bad signature
(encountered if I supply an invalid certificate file name or a .crt
certificate file.)

Security 2 - unknown secure protocol method
(encountered if I supply a base64.cer file (including if I rename it to
or if I supply a binary.cer file or a .p7b file.)
I created all these certificate files by importing the orignal cert into
internet explorer then exporting into different file types.

security 17 - could not load SSL libraries ssleay32.dll
(encountered if the SSL libraries are not present in the Silk Performer

p.s. Can you tell I've recently started trying to do SSL? 8-)