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From "Wes McKean" <>
Subject Re: ASN.1
Date Tue, 20 Jan 2004 19:17:04 GMT
Sorry folks...  My email at work just came up, and I'm using a webmail interface for this...

Jeff, I have looked through the encoding/decoding in our old snickers code, as well as some
open source encoders/decoders out there.  I also have the book on ASN.1.  It is a free download,
so I can share it with you if you like.

Agreed then... You work on the C code, and I will work on Java.  Give me a couple of days
to put my thoughts together for you.  I realize I need to read up more on encoding/decoding
and I don't want to cloud my mind with other, commercial code.  This must be Apache source


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Jeff Machols <>
Date:  Tue, 20 Jan 2004 09:24:07 -0500

>On Mon, 2004-01-19 at 20:42, Wes McKean wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I have done some research into the ASN.1 features used by the LDAP protocol, 
>> and I believe that there is only a subset being used.  I believe most of the 
>> functionality for sending and receiving LDAP messages can be encompassed in 
>> 8 methods.  This makes me excited, cause we can easily implement these 8 
>> decoding/encoding methods to get the current ASN.1 stuff out of the project 
>> and replace it with something of our own.
>> Jeff, I understand that you have an interest in this as well, so I would 
>> like to touch base with you tomorrow to make sure we are both not working on 
>> the same thing, and maybe we could colloborate on some 
>> development/architecture.
>Wes, that is great.  I was looking more at writing the encoder in C
>using the Apache Portable Runtime libraries anyway.  I haven't gone very
>far with ASN.1 stuff yet, so I don't think we will be duplicating
>efforts.  I still have to shore up some things on the client side, so I
>will continue on that for now.  
>I would be interested to see what you have for an initial design.  If
>you want to work on the Java side, I will work on the C, let me know
>what you think 
>> Let me know what you think...
>> Wes
>> BTW:  My work e-mail is down, so I don't have access to the list at the 
>> moment, thus I'm sending this from :-)
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