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Re: DER coding CRLDistributions points

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: DER coding CRLDistributions points
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 21:49:42 +0100
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Andy Newton <address@hidden> writes:

> Problem solved.
> Your pointer to the GnuTLS code was very helpful. However, their code and 
> mine do the same thing.
> The difference was in the asn file used to generate the asn1 array C file. 
> Looking at the GnuTLS file, they marked distributionPoint as EXPLICIT. I had 
> copied the file that came with libtasn1 and failed to notice this was missing.

Ah, right, tags aren't added unless they are marked with EXPLICIT or the
entire file with EXPLICIT TAGS.  I think this is how ASN.1/DER is
supposed to work though.  RFC 5280 contains two ASN.1 schemas, to
confuse things further...

Anyway, I'm happy you resolved the problem.


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