1994-02-16 - Re: ITAR vs. Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange?

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From: erc@khijol.yggdrasil.com (Ed Carp [SysAdmin])
To: warlord@MIT.EDU (Derek Atkins)
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UTC Datetime: 1994-02-16 06:24:28 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 15 Feb 94 22:24:28 PST

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From: erc@khijol.yggdrasil.com (Ed Carp [SysAdmin])
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 94 22:24:28 PST
To: warlord@MIT.EDU (Derek Atkins)
Subject: Re: ITAR vs. Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange?
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> Full Kerberos, with DES, *is* available outside the US.  The US allows
> export of cryptographic *binaries* for authentication purposes.  For
> example, it is possible to get DECathena, which contains Kerberos with
> DES, which is compatible with MIT Kerberos.  It even contains
> libraries, but not the functions to encrypt data for privacy, just
> enough to create checksummed messages.  Its just that the SOURCE code
> is not available, but it is fairly simple to generate an exportable
> binary suite.
> I doubt DH is exportable, since it is key exchange, which in general
> is not exportable.  Jim, care to comment?
> Yes, there is a version of RSAREF w/ DH included (I have a beta-test
> version, although I haven't played with it a lot).  I don't know when
> this will be released to the world.

Where can I get a copy of this, or just the patches to patch RSAREF?  Or
even D-H itself would be nice - I'd like to hack together an encrypted
telnet/rlogin suite for use when I'm on the road, so I can get into my
system at the house from the laptop and not have to worry about someone
snarfing my login/password combo...

I've got RSAREF, BTW ... haven't looked at it much, though...
Ed Carp, N7EKG			ecarp@netcom.com		510/659-9560

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