Re: [netmod] x509c2n:cert-to-name problem

Schönwälder, Jürgen <J.Schoenwaelder@jacobs-university.de> Wed, 30 October 2019 06:57 UTC

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Subject: Re: [netmod] x509c2n:cert-to-name problem
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On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 12:25:06AM +0000, Kent Watsen wrote:
> 
> > 
> > Yes I agree.  I don't recall but I also suspect the motivation was
> > simple mapping to the MIB.  (mapping a zero-length string to/from an
> > optional leaf is straightforward).
> 
> Is it too late to fix?   No reason to hold onto SNMP compatibility, given SNMP is now deprecated...
>

I think SNMP is still STD 62.

Doing merely cosmetic changes that break backwards compatibility is
something the IETF should consider very carefully. Creating variants
of existing definitions has costs - so there should be a strong
benefit justifying the costs of introducing variants.

/js

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