Hodie IV Kal. Sep. MMX, Mounir IDRASSI scripsit: [...] > Specifically, Peter Gutmann in his X.509 Style Guide says this about this > field : "If you're writing certificate-handling code, just treat the > serial number as a blob which happens to be an encoded integer".
This is the kind of advice that pushes programmers to allocate fixed size fields in databases, and consider a certificate's serial number to always fit the size. This is also bad in practice. -- Erwann ABALEA <erwann.aba...@keynectis.com> Département R&D KEYNECTIS ______________________________________________________________________ OpenSSL Project http://www.openssl.org User Support Mailing List firstname.lastname@example.org Automated List Manager majord...@openssl.org