ASN.1 Complete


  • John Larmouth

ASN.1 Complete teaches you everything you need to know about ASN.1-whether you're specifying a new protocol or implementing an existing one in a software or hardware development project. Inside, the author begins with an overview of ASN.1's most commonly encountered features, detailing and illustrating standard techniques for using them. He then goes on to apply the same practice-oriented approach to all of the notation's other features, providing you with an easy-to-navigate, truly comprehensive tutorial.The book also includes thorough documentation of both the Basic and the Packed Encoding Rules-indispensable coverage for anyone doing hand-encoding, and a valuable resource for anyone wanting a deeper understanding of how ASN.1 and ASN.1 tools work. The concluding section takes up the history of ASN.1, in terms of both the evolution of the notation itself and the role it has played in hundreds of protocols and thousands of applications developed since its inception.


* Covers all the features-common and not so common-available to you when writing a protocol specification using ASN.1.* Teaches you to read, understand, and implement a specification written using ASN.1.* Explains how ASN.1 tools work and how to use them.* Contains hundreds of detailed examples, all verified using OSS's ASN.1 Tools package.* Considers ASN.1 in relation to other protocol specification standards.

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Book information

  • Published: October 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-233435-1

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword Introduction SECTION I - ASN.1 OVERVIEW Chapter 1 Specification of protocols Chapter 2 Introduction to ASN.1 Chapter 3 Structuring an ASN.1 specification Chapter 4 The basic data types and construction mechanisms - closure Chapter 5 Reference to more complex areas Chapter 6 Using an ASN.1 compiler Chapter 7 Management and design issues for ASN.1 specification and implementation SECTION II - FURTHER DETAILS Chapter 1 The object identifier type Chapter 2 The character string types Chapter 3 Subtyping Chapter 4 Tagging Chapter 5 Extensibility, Exceptions, and Version Brackets Chapter 6 Information Object Classes, Constraints, and Parameterization Chapter 7 More on classes, constraints, and parameterization SECTION III - ENCODINGS Chapter 1 Introduction to encoding rules Chapter 2 The Basic Encoding Rules Chapter 3 The Packed Encoding Rules Chapter 4 Other ASN.1-related encoding rules SECTION IV - HISTORY AND APPLICATIONS Chapter 1 The development of ASN.1 Chapter 2 Applications of ASN.1 APPENDICES 1 The Wineco protocol scenario 2 The full protocol for Wineco 3 Compiler output for C support for the Wineco protocol 4 Compiler output for Java support for the Wineco protocol 5 ASN.1 resources via the Web INDEX