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Re: base64
From: "Lothar Kimmeringer" <bugtraq () kimmeringer de>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 20:10:36 +0200

On Tue, 23 Sep 2003 12:18:31 -0400 (EDT), Birl wrote:

Excuse my ignorance.  I tried to pook around some B64 attachements in my
email files for an answer.

Are you stating that an =

1) should not appear in B64 at all
2) should not appear in the middle of a line, but only at the EOLN
3) should only appear at the end of a B64 file

See the corresponding RFC. The number of characters in a base64-coded
text must be a multiply of 4. So ='s are used if there aren't enough
characters and are added at the end of the text.

= is not a valid character inside Base64 and an encoder should stop
with an error or stops decoding.

Answering that question could help me better determine how to write a
procmail filter for this.


Regards, Lothar

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