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2000-07-05 08:12:35
The new draft still contains the following ASN.1 for the IDEA Parameters:

        IV OCTET STRING OPTIONAL -- exactly 8 octets }

First, the ASN.1 has an error because the '}' is within a comment.

Second, I see no reason for the SEQUENCE. Has code already been written and deployed that uses this syntax?


At 06:44 AM 06/27/2000 -0400, Internet-Drafts(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org wrote:
A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories. This draft is a work item of the S/MIME Mail Security Working Group of the IETF.

        Title           : Use of the IDEA Encryption Algorithm in CMS
        Author(s)       : S. Teiwes, P. Hartmann, D. Kuenzi
        Filename        : draft-ietf-smime-idea-05.txt
        Pages           : 6
        Date            : 26-Jun-00

This memo specifies how to incorporate IDEA (International Data
Encryption Algorithm) [IDEA] into S/MIME [SMIME2, SMIME3] as
an additional strong algorithm for symmetric encryption. For
organizations who make use of IDEA for data security purposes
it is of high interest that IDEA is also available in S/MIME.
The intention of this memo is to provide the OIDs and algorithms
required that IDEA can be included in S/MIME for symmetric content
and key encryption.

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        command.  To decode the response(s), you will need "munpack" or
        a MIME-compliant mail reader.  Different MIME-compliant mail readers
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        up into multiple messages), so check your local documentation on
        how to manipulate these messages.

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