Re: [pkix] Why is the crlNumber an OCTET STRING?

Russ Housley <housley@vigilsec.com> Wed, 21 April 2021 15:42 UTC

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Subject: Re: [pkix] Why is the crlNumber an OCTET STRING?
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Peter and Stephen:

> I've no recollection of how the CRL number text ended up the
> same.

I recall someone saying that we needed to support values larger than 8 octets, but that we needed to provide some guidance on a maximum.

Russ