ASN.1 Translation (RFC6025)
Original Publication Date: 2010-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Oct-30
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
C. Wallace: AUTHOR [+2]
This document is intended to serve as a tutorial for converting ASN.1 modules written using [CCITT.X208.1988] to [CCITT.X680.2002], or vice versa. Preparation of this document was motivated by [RFC5911] and [RFC5912], which provide updated ASN.1 modules for a number of RFCs.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) C. Wallace Request for Comments: 6025 Cygnacom Solutions Category: Informational C. Gardiner ISSN: 2070-1721 BBN Technologies October 2010
Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) is widely used throughout the IETF Security Area and has been for many years. Some specifications were written using a now deprecated version of ASN.1 and some were written using the current version of ASN.1. Not all ASN.1 compilers support both older and current syntax. This document is intended to provide guidance to specification authors and to implementers converting ASN.1 modules from one version of ASN.1 to another version without causing changes to the "bits on the wire". This document does not provide a comprehensive tutorial of any version of ASN.1. Instead, it addresses ASN.1 features that are used in IETF Security Area specifications with a focus on items that vary with the ASN.1 version.
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Not all documents approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.
Information about the current status of this document, any errata, and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6025.
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RFC 6025 ASN.1 Translation October 2010
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