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Re: LYNX-DEV Digital Certificates?[D

From: Istvan.Simon
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Digital Certificates?[D
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 07:08:35 +0100

Ian Stirling wrote:
> > > 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
> > make an export version with sufficiently short encryption key. Nicely 
> > modular,
> > so that people from outside the US can easily add something better.
> This is illegal, as ITAR stands, it's not legal to export something
> which an encryption system can be easily dropped into.
> This Makes amongst others, win95, dos, linux, MS word, ......
> techically a munition.

It's not a big problem. As lynx is GPL so it's available in 
source code, so anyone can modify it, you cannot do it with
m$* programs] or netscape. SSL also available anywhere in the

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