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mech(4)                          File Formats                          mech(4)



NAME
       mech, qop - mechanism and QOP files

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

DESCRIPTION
       The   /etc/gss/mech  and  /etc/gss/qop  files  contain  tables  showing
       installed security mechanisms and the Quality of Protection (QOP) asso-
       ciated with them, respectively. As security mechanisms are installed on
       the system, entries are added to these two  files.  Contents  of  these
       files may be accessed either manually or programmatically. For example,
       manually with cat(1)   or  more(1),  or  programmatically  with  either
       rpc_gss_get_mechanisms(3NSL) or rpc_gss_get_mech_info(3NSL).

       The /etc/gss/mech file contains five fields:

       mechanism name

           ASCII string representing the mechanism.



       object identifier

           RPC OID for this mechanism.



       shared library

           Shared library which implements the services provided by this mech-
           anism.



       kernel module

           Kernel module which implements the services provided by this mecha-
           nism.



       library options (optional field)

           Optional  parameters  that are interpreted by the individual mecha-
           nism with which they are associated. Specific supported options are
           described  in  the  documentation  for the individual mechanism, if
           any. Not all  mechanisms  have  support  for  optional  parameters.
           library  options  must be enclosed in brackets ([ ]) so they may be
           differentiated from the optional kernel module entries.



       The /etc/gss/qop file contains three fields:

       QOP string

           Name, in ASCII, of this Quality of Protection.



       QOP value

           Numeric value by which RPC identifies this QOP.



       mechanism name

           ASCII string representing the mechanism  with  which  this  QOP  is
           associated.



EXAMPLES
       Example 1: A Typical Entry in /etc/gss/mech

       This is a typical entry in a /etc/gss/mech file:

       kerberosv5     1.2.840.113554.1.2.2     mech_krb5.so   kmech_krb5

       Example 2: A Typical Entry in /etc/gss/qop

       This is a typical entry in a /etc/gss/qop file:

       GSS_KRB5_CONF_C_QOP_DES  0    kerberosv5

SEE ALSO
       rpc(3NSL),  rpc_gss_get_mechanisms(3NSL),  rpc_gss_get_mech_info(3NSL),
       rpcsec_gss(3NSL)

       ONC+ Developer's Guide




SunOS 5.10                        13 May 2003                          mech(4)