RE: [vhdl-200x-ft] Re: [vhdl-200x] IP Protection and Encryption Donation

From: Marcus Harnisch <>
Date: Thu May 20 2004 - 09:49:01 PDT

Hi Jay,

Jay Lawrence writes:
> Because I'm basically lazy and google is faster than my math, I found
> the following
> It contains a table of the printable range in uuencoded text and you are
> correct it does not contain lower case letters. The example should
> probably be updated to have actual encrypted/encoded text.

Do you know whether BASE64 was considered as encoding scheme and
whether uuencode was preferred?

BASE64 is well standardized and generally used in MIME email
( to encode
binary data. There are plenty of codecs floating around.

I remember reading this in the mmencode(1) man-page:

    Mimencode is intended to be a replacement for uuencode for mail
    and news use. The reason is simple: uuencode doesn't work very
    well in a number of circumstances and ways. In particular,
    uuencode uses characters that don't translate well across all mail
    gateways (particularly ASCII <-> EBCDIC gateways). Also, uuencode
    is not standard -- there are several variants floating around,
    encoding and decoding things in different and incompatible ways,
    with no "standard" on which to base an implementation. [...]

Best regards,

Marcus Harnisch               | Mint Technology, a division of LSI Logic | 200 West Street, Waltham, MA 02431
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Received on Thu May 20 09:49:10 2004

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