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ASN.1 Translation (RFC6025) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200919D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Oct-30
Document File: 38 page(s) / 39K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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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.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        C. Wallace Request for Comments: 6025                            Cygnacom Solutions Category: Informational                                      C. Gardiner ISSN: 2070-1721                                         BBN Technologies                                                             October 2010

                            ASN.1 Translation


   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

 Wallace & Gardiner            Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 6025                    ASN.1 Translation               October 2010

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