GSS_COMPARE_NAME(3) Programmer's Manual GSS_COMPARE_NAME(3)NAMEgss_compare_name — Compare two internal-form names
gss_compare_name(OM_uint32 *minor_status, const gss_name_t name1,
const gss_name_t name2, int *name_equal);
Allows an application to compare two internal-form names to determine
whether they refer to the same entity.
If either name presented to gss_compare_name() denotes an anonymous prin‐
cipal, the routines should indicate that the two names do not refer to
the same identity.
minor_status Mechanism specific status code.
name1 Internal-form name.
name2 Internal-form name.
non-zero Names refer to same entity
zero Names refer to different entities (strictly,
the names are not known to refer to the same
The two names were of incomparable types.
One or both of name1 or name2 was ill-formed.
RFC 2743 Generic Security Service Application Program Interface Ver‐
sion 2, Update 1
RFC 2744 Generic Security Service API Version 2 : C-bindings
The gss_compare_name function first appeared in FreeBSD 7.0.
John Wray, Iris Associates
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