1997-02-25 - Re: Distributed cracks, law, and cryptoanarchy

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From: Michael Paul Johnson <mikej2@Exabyte.COM>
To: Vangelis <vangelis@qnis.net>
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Reply To: <3312104C.4898@qnis.net>
UTC Datetime: 1997-02-25 16:40:09 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 08:40:09 -0800 (PST)

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From: Michael Paul Johnson <mikej2@Exabyte.COM>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 08:40:09 -0800 (PST)
To: Vangelis <vangelis@qnis.net>
Subject: Re: Distributed cracks, law, and cryptoanarchy
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On Mon, 24 Feb 1997, Vangelis wrote:

> > I don't want to sign a formal contract.  I want to break the key.  I
> > don't care about the money.  I can buy a lottery ticket if I want a
> > small chance at winning a lot of money.
> > I'll participate when I can download something, type make, run it, and
> > forget about it.
> My feelings EXACTLY.  And the same reasoning behind my machine not being
> put to work on these DES/RC4 cracking projects.  Instead it spends its
> off-cycles factoring Merseinne primes - why?  Because it's the only
> charity I can donate my spare CPU power to, WITHOUT having to sign forms
> and other beauracratic garbage.

For win32, just get deskr or brydDES. (For North Americans, a deskr beta
is available via http://www.csn.net/~mpj/crypto.htm; BrydDES is available
internationally at http://inet.uni-c.dk/~svolaf/des.htm). For the record,
Peter Trei is still unsure if my export controlled site is totally
EAR-compliant, so don't blame him if you don't think it is. I, however,
believe that it is fully compliant, knowing full well the ease of
bypassing it. Please don't -- it only eggs the feds into making the law
worse. Get BrydDES if you are outside of North America. It is faster,
anyway, so far, although Peter is gaining speed as he tweaks his code. 

 Michael Paul Johnson      Opinions herein are not necessarily Exabyte's.
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