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Re: V5 signatures

1999-07-07 08:18:14
At 2:11 PM -0700 6/19/99, Jon Callas wrote:
Bill, the only difference between a V4 sig and a V5 sig is changing the
length field. The only place that really needs these is standalone
signatures, (and arguably not even them -- you are after all making that
very argument).

Well, you have to identify the signature type, too. However the changes sound minimal.

How many implementors are interested in supporting this? What bad thing happens when an implementation meets a v5 packet it doesn't know how to swallow? Will implementations be able to skip over them?

john noerenberg
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