MECH(5) MidnightBSD File Formats Manual MECH(5)

NAME

mech, qop — GSS-API Mechanism and QOP files

SYNOPSIS

/etc/gss/mech /etc/gss/qop

DESCRIPTION

The /etc/gss/mech file contains a list of installed GSS-API security mechanisms. Each line of the file either contains a comment if the first character is ’#’ or it contains five fields with the following meanings:

Name

The name of this GSS-API mechanism.

Object identifier

The OID for this mechanism.

Library

A shared library containing the implementation of this mechanism.

Kernel module (optional)

A kernel module containing the implementation of this mechanism (not yet supported in FreeBSD).

Library options (optional)

Optionsal parameters interpreted by the mechanism. Library options must be enclosed in brackets ([ ]) to differentiate them from the optional kernel module entry.

The /etc/gss/qop file contains a list of Quality of Protection values for use with GSS-API. Each line of the file either contains a comment if the first character is ’#’ or it contains three fields with the following meanings:

QOP string

The name of this Quality of Protection algorithm.

QOP value

The numeric value used to select this algorithm for use with GSS-API functions such as gss_get_mic(3).

Mechanism name

The GSS-API mechanism name that corresponds to this algorithm.

EXAMPLES

This is a typical entry from /etc/gss/mech:

kerberosv5 1.2.840.113554.1.2.2 /usr/lib/libgssapi_krb5.so.8 -

This is a typical entry from /etc/gss/qop:

GSS_KRB5_CONF_C_QOP_DES 0x0100 kerberosv5

HISTORY

The mech manual page example first appeared in FreeBSD 7.0.

AUTHORS

This manual page was written by Doug Rabson 〈dfr@FreeBSD.org〉.

MidnightBSD 0.3 November 14, 2005 MidnightBSD 0.3