[openssl-users] Old "RSA_NET" key format

Salz, Rich rsalz at akamai.com
Wed Jul 8 18:23:59 UTC 2015

> 1. Is there any good reason to remove this code?

Yes.  If it's not tested, reviewed, or in general use, then it's more likely to be harmful (source of bugs) than useful.

> 2. Is this the OpenSSL name for the private key format
>    used by older Microsoft Authenticate tools (and thus
>    sometimes converted to/from PKCS#12 when switching
>    tool chains)?

I think  only really old ISS, but that's why I asked.

> 3. Is this any of the formats used by SSH?

No; the seven characters "RSA_NET" do not appear in the openssh source.

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