[TUHS] tangential unix question: whatever happened to NeWS?

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Sun Jan 31 12:42:12 AEST 2021

On Fri, 29 Jan 2021, Nemo Nusquam wrote:

>> I was never quite sure what to make of ASN.1 and BER; it seemed to 
>> solve the problem of OpenLDAP applications talking to each other (and I 
>> got quite good at reading wire traces), but it somehow seemed wrong 
>> when every box was running FreeBSD on Intel/AMD.
> BER does not work for digital signatures (because encodings are not 
> unique), hence DER.

Oops, my fault; I read DER as BER.

-- Dave, needing new glasses

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