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Generic String Encoding Rules (GSER) for ASN.1 Types (RFC3641)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000020036D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Oct-21
Document File: 17 page(s) / 34K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Legg: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document defines a set of Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) encoding rules, called the Generic String Encoding Rules (GSER), that produce a human readable text encoding for values of any given ASN.1 data type.

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Network Working Group S. Legg

Request for Comments: 3641 Adacel Technologies

Category: Standards Track October 2003

Generic String Encoding Rules (GSER) for ASN.1 Types

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document defines a set of Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1)

encoding rules, called the Generic String Encoding Rules (GSER), that

produce a human readable text encoding for values of any given ASN.1

data type.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

2. Conventions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

3. Generic String Encoding Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

3.1. Type Referencing Notations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

3.2. Restricted Character String Types. . . . . . . . . . . . 4

3.3. ChoiceOfStrings Types. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

3.4. Identifiers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

3.5. BIT STRING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

3.6. BOOLEAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

3.7. ENUMERATED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

3.8. INTEGER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

3.9. NULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

3.10. OBJECT IDENTIFIER and RELATIVE-OID . . . . . . . . . . . 8

3.11. OCTET STRING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

3.12. CHOICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

3.13. SEQUENCE and SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

3.14. SEQUENCE OF and SET OF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

3.15. CHARACTER STRING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

3.16. EMBEDDED PDV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

3.17. EXTERNAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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RFC 3641 Generic String Encoding Rules October 2003

3.18. INSTANCE OF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

3.19. REAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

3.20. Variant Encodings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

4. GSER Transfer Syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

5. Security Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

6. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

6.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

6.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

7. Intellectual Property Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

8. Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

9. Full Copyright Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

1. Introduction

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