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typo in rfc2440: secret key packet format

1999-07-28 02:33:25

is there a typo in the following section?

5.5.3. Secret Key Packet Formats

   The Secret Key and Secret Subkey packets contain all the data of the
   Public Key and Public Subkey packets, with additional algorithm-
   specific secret key data appended, in encrypted form.

   The packet contains:

     - A Public Key or Public Subkey packet, as described above

     - One octet indicating string-to-key usage conventions.  0
       indicates that the secret key data is not encrypted.  255
       indicates that a string-to-key specifier is being given.  Any
       other value is a symmetric-key encryption algorithm specifier.

     - [Optional] If string-to-key usage octet was 255, an one-octet
        symmetric encryption algorithm.

should it be replaced by "was between 0 and 255"?
Since a symmetric encryption algorithm specifier is given only if the
preceding value is between 0 and 255.
Am I right?

Sven Wohlgemuth
Sven Wohlgemuth, department 14, computer science, University of   
Saarbruecken, Germany, < >,
RSA:  46C3 B9EB B21D EAAF 63C7  D667 F040 88A7
DSS:  56F0 55A2 4DF8 53C1 1E0E  52CB E196 5D18 894F 7C23

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