[Cryptography] Is ASN.1 still the thing?

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Tue Nov 14 20:44:08 EST 2017

On 11/15/2017 8:00 AM, Nico Williams wrote:
> The only downside to PER -- the reason we don't use it universally -- is
> that you really do need tools that can compile a complete ASN.1 module,
> and these did not exist for a long time, not as open source code
> anyways.  Of course, the situation is better now, but it's too late.
> Though it's never too late to say NO to new encodings.

On the other hand Avro apache seems to be a more complete solution, 
addressing the problem of protocol negotiation, RPC calls, and map 
reduce calls, all of which ASN.1 views as out of scope.

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