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Manual Pages  — MAC_TEXT

NAME

mac_from_text, mac_to_text – convert MAC label to/from text representation

CONTENTS

LIBRARY

Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/mac.h>

int
mac_from_text(mac_t *mac, const char *text);

int
mac_to_text(mac_t label, char **text);

DESCRIPTION

The mac_from_text() function converts the text representation of a label into the internal policy label format (mac_t) and places it in *mac, which must later be freed with free(3).

The mac_to_text() function allocates storage for *text, which will be set to the text representation of label.

Refer to maclabel(7) for the MAC label format.

RETURN VALUES

The mac_from_textand mac_to_text functions return the value 0 if successful; otherwise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.

COMPATIBILITY

POSIX.1e does not define a format for text representations of MAC labels.

POSIX.1e requires that text strings allocated using mac_to_text() be freed using mac_free(3); in the FreeBSD implementation, they must be freed using free(3), as mac_free(3) is used only to free memory used for type mac_t.

ERRORS

[ENOMEM]
  Insufficient memory was available to allocate internal storage.

SEE ALSO

free(3), mac(3), mac_get(3), mac_is_present(3), mac_prepare(3), mac_set(3), posix1e(3), mac(4), maclabel(7)

STANDARDS

POSIX.1e is described in IEEE POSIX.1e draft 17. Discussion of the draft continues on the cross-platform POSIX.1e implementation mailing list. To join this list, see the FreeBSD POSIX.1e implementation page for more information.

HISTORY

Support for Mandatory Access Control was introduced in FreeBSD 5.0 as part of the TrustedBSD Project.

MAC_TEXT (3) December 21, 2001

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