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Re: SSL

From: Chris Maden <crism@oreilly.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 12:43:28 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <199811241743.MAA24255@ruby.ora.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
[Jamie Fox]
> I am confused why the US encryption laws would be a barrier.
> Couldn't lynx just use 64 bit encryption like the normal version of
> Netscape and Internet Explorer do?  It is only the strongly
> encrypted (128 bit) that you have to promise not to give to foreign
> drug dealers.

Netscape distributes a compiled binary.  (I don't believe Mozilla
includes SSL.)  Lynx is distributed as source; the difference between
64- and 128-bit encryption is, I believe, only a change in a constant;
exporting the algorithm itself (in machine-readable form) is illegal.

-Chris
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