cc -flag ... file ...-lgss [library ...] #include <gssapi/gssapi.h>
OM_uint32 gss_release_buffer(OM_uint32 *minor_status, gss_buffer_tbuffer);
The gss_release_buffer() function frees buffer storage allocated by a GSS-API function. The gss_release_buffer() function also zeros the length field in the descriptor to which the buffer parameter refers, while the GSS-API function sets the pointer field in the descriptor to NULL. Any buffer object returned by a GSS-API function may be passed to gss_release_buffer(), even if no storage is associated with the buffer.
The parameter descriptions for gss_release_buffer() follow:
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; however, its length field will be zeroed.
The gss_release_buffer() function may return the following status codes:
GSS_S_COMPLETE Successful completion
GSS_S_FAILURE The underlying mechanism detected an error for which no specific GSS status code is defined. The mechanism-specific status code reported by means of the minor_status parameter details the error condition.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
|ATTRIBUTE TYPE||ATTRIBUTE VALUE|
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