Plugins and ASN.1

Jeffrey Altman jaltman at
Mon Oct 2 20:59:02 EDT 2006

Nicolas Williams wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 02, 2006 at 06:27:42PM -0400, Ken Raeburn wrote:
>> On Oct 2, 2006, at 18:15, Nicolas Williams wrote:
>>> 1) Let the plug-ins provide their own ASN.1 DER encoding/decoding.
>> The duplication of code would be unfortunate, but oh well.
> Yes, oh well.  The amount of code is small.  And consumers would likely
> not benefit from bug fixes to a common shared library when the code's
> interface requires so much of its consumers in terms of calling
> conventions and is so unstable -- rather, they'd break.

I would prefer to see plug-ins provide their own ASN.1 when they
are built outside the MIT Kerberos 5 distribution.

Jeffrey Altman
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