gss(1) Generic Security Service command line interface


gss ,OPTIONS/...


Command line interface to GSS, used to explain error codes.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

-h, --help
Print help and exit.
-V, --version
Print version and exit.
-l, --list-mechanisms
List information about supported mechanisms in a human readable format.
-m, --major=,LONG/
Describe a `major status' error code value.
-a, --accept-sec-context[=,MECH/]
Accept a security context as server. If MECH is not specified, no credentials will be acquired. Use "*" to use library default mechanism.
-i, --init-sec-context=,MECH/
Initialize a security context as client. MECH is the SASL name of mechanism, use -l to list supported mechanisms.
-n, --server-name=,SERVICE/@HOSTNAME
For -i and -a, set the name of the remote host. For example, "[email protected]".
-q, --quiet
Silent operation (default=off).


Written by Simon Josefsson.


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Copyright © 2014 Simon Josefsson. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>.
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