gss_acquire_cred : Segmentation Fault

Christian cgregoir99 at
Wed Feb 19 03:15:29 EST 2003

"Salman Ahmad Khan" <salmanak79 at> wrote in message
news:20030218112446.5994.qmail at
> Hi All.
> I am using Linux 8 and Kerberos version 5.
> When the gss_acquire_cred is executed in one of my
> code, I get a "Segmentation Fault" error. I cannot
> step into the code to see where exactly the crash
> occurs. My code seems like this
> maj_stat = gss_acquire_cred(
> &min_stat,
> target_name, //GSS_C_NO_NAME,
> server_creds,
> NULL);
> where
> OM_uint32 maj_stat, min_stat;
> gss_cred_id_t *server_creds;
> gss_buffer_desc send_tok;
> gss_name_t target_name;
> My amjor concerns are... is this a common problem. If
> so, what is that common mistake that generates this
> problem. Is it due to some of the arguments that i am
> passing. Please note that i called the gss_import_name
> method successfully before this method.
> Any help or idea is most welcome.
> Thanking you in advance.
> Salman Ahmad Khan.

I use GSS-API with no problem on RedHat 7.2.

Check that target_name is not null, even though gss_import_name returns
And try recompile Kerberos release with CFLAGS=-g so you can step into
gss_acquire_cred at run time using gdb.


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