GSS_RELEASE_BUFFER(3) Programmer's Manual GSS_RELEASE_BUFFER(3)NAMEgss_release_buffer — Discard a buffer
gss_release_buffer(OM_uint32 *minor_status, gss_buffer_t buffer);
Free storage associated with a buffer. The storage must have been allo‐
cated by a GSS-API routine. In addition to freeing the associated stor‐
age, the routine will zero the length field in the descriptor to which
the buffer parameter refers, and implementations are encouraged to addi‐
tionally set the pointer field in the descriptor to NULL. Any buffer
object returned by a GSS-API routine may be passed to
gss_release_buffer() (even if there is no storage associated with the
minor_status Mechanism specific status code.
buffer The storage associated with the buffer will be deleted.
The gss_buffer_desc object will not be freed, but its
length field will be zeroed.
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_release_buffer function first appeared in FreeBSD 7.0.
John Wray, Iris Associates
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