- release an object identifier
cc [ flag... ] file... -lgss [ library... ] #include <gssapi/gssapi.h> gss_release_oid(OM_uint32 *minor_status, const gss_OID *oid);
The gss_release_oid() function deletes an OID. Such an OID might have been created with gss_str_to_oid().
Since creating and deleting individual OIDs is discouraged, it is preferable to use gss_release_oid_set() if it is necessary to deallocate a set of OIDs.
The parameter descriptions for gss_release_oid() are as follows:
A mechanism-specific status code.
The object identifier of the mechanism to be deleted.
gss_release_oid() returns one of the following status codes:
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:
This function is included for compatibility only with programs using earlier versions of the GSS-API and should not be used for new programs. Other implementations of the GSS-API might not support this function, so portable programs should not rely on it. Sun might not continue to support this function.