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Re: IAB draft on security

From: Paul Hoffman / IMC <phoffman@imc.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 09:36:42 -0700
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.19990729093407.009874d0@mail.imc.org>
To: Jacob Palme <jpalme@dsv.su.se>, discuss@apps.ietf.org
At 11:12 AM 7/29/1999 +0200, Jacob Palme wrote:
>We might develop solutions which are both technially sound and
>acceptable to the export control people. For example, we might use
>different algorithms for encryption of content, than for the
>encryption used in identification and authorization services. The
>export control people may be willing to allow longer key length for
>identification and authorization than for content encryption.

...or they might not. The security folks have gotten used to relying on one 
part of a government saying "you can do that" but then having another part 
say "you can't do that". And, remember, we'd have to get buy-in from *all* 
governments, or at least all the ones we thought were significant. I think 
trying to keep the security folks in all governments happy is a classic 
rathole.

--Paul Hoffman, Director
--Internet Mail Consortium
Received on Thursday, 29 July 1999 12:37:59 GMT

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