FW: First Attempt at Crypto Library

Andrew J Bromage ajb@spamcop.net
Sat, 26 Apr 2003 00:03:39 +1000

G'day all.

On Thu, Apr 24, 2003 at 11:22:12PM -0500, Matt Harden wrote:

> This is great.  I would just change one thing: in my opinion, SSL and 
> SNMPv3 are not formats, but protocols.

Good point.  I wanted a word which means "physical representation", and
"format" seemed as good as any.

The distinction between "protocol" and "format" is particularly
important in ASN.1 land, where protocol (e.g. LDAP, Z39.50) and
format (e.g. BER, XER etc) are completely independent.

Andrew Bromage