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Re: lisp/url/url-https.el

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: lisp/url/url-https.el
Date: 12 Apr 2004 06:22:27 +0200
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Are url-https.el and ssl.el really specifically designed to call
>     encryption routines?  I thought they only run some external communication
>     program which happens to use encryption.
> I am not sure whether this makes a difference.  I had better get legal
> advice about this.  Could someone describe for me the overall
> structure of the situation, so I can ask about it?
>       Much like Tramp.
> I don't know this case and the Tramp case are similar in the way
> that matters legally.

tramp can call ssh, but ssh can also connect using plain unencrypted
rsh.  So it would depend on the configuration of ssh whether a
connection is encrypted or not.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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