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Re: LYNX-DEV Digital Certificates?

From: Alan Cox
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Digital Certificates?
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 1997 15:51:14 +0000 (GMT)

> > The big problem with SSL is that US citizens cannot export it to the free
> > world at the moment without getting locked up for being illegal arms
> > smugglers. That as you can imagine severely cramps the ability of US
> > based people to distribute it
> Well, there should be a way:
> make an export version with sufficiently short encryption key. Nicely 
> modular, 
> so that people from outside the US can easily add something better.

You can't get licenses for export even in binary form of 40bit crypto that
could easily be modified by a free world citizen. Even crypto hooks could
land you in trouble - basically its something to do outside of the US only

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