[rfc-dist] RFC 6025 on ASN.1 Translation

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        RFC 6025

        Title:      ASN.1 Translation 
        Author:     C. Wallace, C. Gardiner
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       October 2010
        Mailbox:    cwallace at cygnacom.com, 
                    gardiner at bbn.com
        Pages:      19
        Characters: 39221
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-pkix-asn1-translation-03.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6025.txt

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.  This document is not an Internet Standards Track 
specification; it is published for informational purposes.

This document is a product of the Public-Key Infrastructure (X.509) Working Group of the IETF.


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