GSS-API Programming Guide

Functions for Manipulating OIDs

The following functions are supported by the Sun implementation of the GSS-API for convenience and for backward compatibility with programs written for older versions of the GSS-API. However, they should not be relied upon, as they might not be supported by other implementations of the GSS-API.

Although these functions make it possible to convert a mechanism's name from a string to an OID, programmers should use the default GSS-API mechanism, instead of specifying one, if at all possible.