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Re: Basic,Variable Ascii string,Variable



> Hi,
>
> The attributes in Xauth draft  are as follows
>
>
>
>     Attribute                                      Value      Type
>     ---------------------                            ------
> ---------------------
>     XAUTH-TYPE                             16520         Basic
>     XAUTH-USER-NAME               16521         Variable ASCII string
>     XAUTH-USER-PASSWORD    16522         Variable ASCII string
>     XAUTH-PASSCODE                  16523         Variable ASCII string
>     XAUTH-MESSAGE                    16524         Variable ASCII string
>     XAUTH-CHALLENGE               16525         Variable ASCII string
>     XAUTH-DOMAIN                     16526         Variable ASCII string
>     XAUTH-STATUS                      16527         Basic
>     XAUTH-NEXT-PIN                   16528         Variable
>     XAUTH-ANSWER                    16529         Variable ASCII string
>
> My questions are
> 1)What is meant by basic?

This is specified in RFC 2408.  It's in the attribute encoding text.

> 2)In what way  the 'variable ASCII string' and 'variable' differs?

Encoding is the same.  It's just a hint to the implementors to say what type
of data is in the attribute (i.e. binary vs. ascii text)

> 3)I am assuming   the following attributes comes under TV format
>    a)XAUTH_TYPE
>    b)XAUTH_STATUS
> simillarly I am assuming the remaining XAuth attributes comes under TLV
> format.

yes

> Please let me know whether my assumptions regarding this attribute Type
> (TV/TLV) are correct or not.
>
> bye
>    vamsi
>
>
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