[noise] Proposal: certificate and private key format

Alex alex at centromere.net
Wed Apr 20 09:59:52 PDT 2016

On Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:11:17 +1000
Rhys Weatherley <rhys.weatherley at gmail.com> wrote:

> Any thoughts?

* Great work so far!

* The roles "client" and "server" could be misleading. What if you're
  in a P2P UDP-based environment? It seems to me that "initiator" and
  "responder" are more appropriate choices.

* If you specify the syntax in ASN.1, then you gain the advantage of
  not tying yourself down to a particular encoding. In particular,
  GSER[0] and XER[1] produce human-readable output which can be edited
  by hand (one of your design principles). And with PER[2] you get a
  compact representation (another design principle).

Just my thoughts so far.


[0] https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3641
[1] http://www.itu.int/itu-t/recommendations/rec.aspx?rec=X.693
[2] http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/recommendations/rec.aspx?rec=x.691

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