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

Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz> Thu, 22 April 2021 23:01 UTC

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From: Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz>
To: Ernst G Giessmann <giessman@informatik.hu-berlin.de>, "pkix@ietf.org" <pkix@ietf.org>
Thread-Topic: [pkix] Why is the crlNumber an OCTET STRING?
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Subject: Re: [pkix] Why is the crlNumber an OCTET STRING?
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Ernst G Giessmann <giessman@informatik.hu-berlin.de> writes:

>nevertheless it could happen, that you got two different CRLs, e.g. from two
>different CRL distribution points, both valid (current time inside thisUpdate
>and NextUpdate). How you decide which is the "current"? Comparing the
>corresponding thisUpdate information? And if they are the same due to lousy
>accuracy?

If you have to bend over backwards to manufacture an artificial case where
something is needed then it's probably not actually needed... 

Peter.