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From "Emmanuel Lecharny" <>
Subject Re: mina
Date Tue, 22 Aug 2006 12:51:34 GMT
Short answer is : no.

To ellaborate a little bit more, MINA by itself is just a network framework.
You can add a filter which will be able to decode incoming bytes, whichever
encoding has been use, assuming that the filter has some knowledge about the
encoding. Supose you send BER encoded messages, then with a correct filter,
you may be able to decode those messages - this is what we do with Ldap
messages -. But :
- MINA won't be aware of that at all
- you must have described the full BER decoder in the filter
- and this BER decoder must be able to produce valuable data

BER is just a way to encode elements, but does not give you any information
about the semantic. The semantic is carried by the ASN.1 description and by
the implementation you will provide. Generic BER codec can just produce a
kind of Abstract Syntax Tree.


On 8/22/06, Zhandra Malimban <> wrote:
> Hello ! We are an AS400 shop and are clueless as to what MINA is.  Can we
> use MINA to decode ASN.1 BER-Encode Call Detail File ?  Pls provide
> examples. Thanks.
> Zhandra

Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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