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RE: WG Last Call: cmsalg

2001-10-12 02:21:47

Actually, it turns out that they indeed are freely available:

Many Thanks to Hoyt Kesterson for informing me about this. Hoyt
mentioned to me that the database perhaps is not complete yet; a quick
look however indicates that all needed v3 modules are in place.

So, perhaps S/MIME could reference these modules after all...

-- Magnus

On Thu, 11 Oct 2001, Magnus Nystrom wrote:

...though of course X.509 ASN.1 modules are not freely available

Sorry for any confusion,
-- Magnus

On Thu, 11 Oct 2001, Magnus Nystrom wrote:

John Pawling wrote:

I agree with Jim Schaad that the S/MIME specs should reference
the ASN.1 modules in the PKIX documents instead of the ITU-T
documents.  The PKIX documents are freely available to all, but the
ITU-T documents are not.

This is not true; all ITU-T ASN.1 documents are available at:

Further, the ASN.1 in PKIX docs is not correct (use of UNIVERSAL
tags), which complicates matters for those using standards-compliant

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