1997-07-29 - Re: New Crypto Application

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From: Jeff Barber <jeffb@issl.atl.hp.com>
To: dmac@bway.net
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UTC Datetime: 1997-07-29 14:03:35 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 22:03:35 +0800

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From: Jeff Barber <jeffb@issl.atl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 22:03:35 +0800
To: dmac@bway.net
Subject: Re: New Crypto Application
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David Macfarlane writes:

> My memory is a bit foggy on this one, but didn't the gov't ask 
> Netscape (and others?) to stop producing programs with the hooks
> for strong encryption in them, in spite of the fact that they 
> did _not_ provide that strong encryption?

The story was that NSA had asked the NCSA folks to remove the
PEM/PGP hooks in their web server source.  See, for example,

-- Jeff