[noise] Proposal: certificate and private key format

Adam Crain jadamcrain at automatak.com
Mon May 2 08:54:57 PDT 2016

Hi Rhys,

I don't have any helpful comments as I just joined this list a week ago,
but I have a couple of questions.

I've used protobufs in the past and found them to be an excellent tool for
exchanging data in an efficient manner.  Do protobuf compilers produce
bindings that detect non-canonical encodings?

I'm working on a low bandwidth application of noise that will have to use a
non-x509 (read more efficient) certificate format. Thus far, the only thing
we have looked at is the M2M format:


This format seems to be "x509-lite". They use ASN1 DER, but get rid of a
lot of unnessary fields to produce more efficient representations. Is
protobuf more compact than ASN DER in this regard? Protobuf seems to have
MUCH better OSS compiler support than ASN1.


On Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 10:11 PM, Rhys Weatherley <rhys.weatherley at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Since no one seemed to be a fan of my text-based certificate format, I
> have reworked the proposal using protobufs instead:
> http://rweather.github.io/noise-c/cert_key_format.html
> https://github.com/rweather/noise-c/blob/master/doc/noise-certificate.proto
> Feedback is appreciated.
> Cheers,
> Rhys.
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J Adam Crain - Partner


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