This section explains functions that were included in previous versions of the GSS-API.
The Sun implementation of GSS-API provides the following functions for convenience and for backward compatibility. However, these functions might not be supported by other implementations of GSS-API.
Although a mechanism's name can be converted from a string to an OID, programmers should use the default GSS-API mechanism if at all possible.
The following functions have been supplanted by newer functions. In each case, the new function is the functional equivalent of the older function. Although the old functions are supported, developers should replace these functions with the newer functions whenever possible.