Over in the RC forums (http://www.roth.net/forums/) someone posted about having problems with Crypt::SSLeay on a Windows server. Of course I was curious so I started digging and uncovered an interesting blog entry from Brian Kelly over at SQLServerCentral.com. He explains why ActiveState does not offer the standard encryption extensions either by default or in their online repositories. It is worth a quick read:

http://blogs.sqlservercentral.com/blogs/brian_kelley/archive/2005/12/16/376.aspx