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> Thanks for this new information. However, i am aware of smartcard
> environments without mktime().
Who needs mktime to convert an Z-zone Generalizedtime or UTCTime to
some binary value?
The example that I have shown used gmtime, this is certainly not
a complex function, it is just a small real thing.
> At 12:14 AM 9/3/2004, Peter Gutmann wrote:
> >Russ Housley <housley@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > >1. Embedded systems may not have the rich set of functions that you are
> > >using here.
> >As the author of the crypto toolkit that runs on a larger range of embedded
> >systems than any other , I can state that this point is invalid. I've got
> >code running on systems without a clock that nevertheless still have
> >mktime() (OK, so you can't actually check the date against anything once
> >you've read it, but you can at least read it). I've never encountered a
> >system where reading a UTCTime is a problem.
> > Until someone else proves otherwise :-).