On Mon, Oct 20, 1997 at 07:33:14PM +0100, Mike Wynn wrote:
Because this is an Open protocol I think that the
"Version" should be split into two parts
one part which is which protocol version and
the other part who's program wrote it and its version
currently there is PGP versions and Cryptix Versions
You are correct in pointing out, that the Version is the program version.
The packet version should not supplied by the header, due to the fact, that
this information comes out while parsing the octet stream. Providing such a
packet version armor header causes trouble due to software denoting a
maximum value and using lower ones in the real message. Providing the really
used packet version violates the one pass principle.