[Esapi-user] Why ESAPI crypto uses a custom serialization scheme

Kevin W. Wall kevin.w.wall at gmail.com
Fri Apr 30 19:57:28 EDT 2010

Mike Boberski wrote:
> Ok, I made it to the end of the email. _:-)

If you did that w/out caffeine, I'm impressed! :)

> I've anecdotally seen huge funky PKCS#7 and CMS data structures. And, when I
> ran USPS Electronic Postmark when it was a server app, before it was a
> hosted service, we actually created a custom EPM format for EXACTLY that
> reason, to keep the size down and the speed up, to support batch processing
> for banks, that kind of thing. So you're working me down :-)
> But, a question or two, before I go off and think deep thoughts:

Sorry, but can only reply off list to some of these questions. Sent
you separate reply.

Kevin W. Wall
"The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree,
is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals.
We cause accidents."        -- Nathaniel Borenstein, co-creator of MIME

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