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Re: Is the book Network Security any good?

Date: Wed, 30 Aug 95 22:53:49 -0400
From: [email protected]

>Has anyone read the book "Network Security Private Communication in a 
>PUBLIC World" yet?  It's by Charlie Kaufman, Radia Perlman, and Mike
>Speciner, and has a copyright date of this year.

Its pretty good on security and structure of protocols. Makes a good companion 
the Schneier book. I use it frequently.

It does have some very irritating assertions concerning ASN.1 however, 
specifically concerning its use in Kerberos. I consider Kerberos's use of ASN.1
to be far superior than the alternative suggested which is pure lossage. 
Lambasting the use of ASN.1 is fair game but arguments over wasted bytes miss t
point of ASN.1 and the BER encoding entirely.

It would make a usefull course book.