1997-07-18 - Re: Verisign gets export approval

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From: Tom Weinstein <tomw@netscape.com>
To: Adam Shostack <adam@homeport.org>
Message Hash: 5ca2ff719ccb3552aaca5dd4d6e7aab4d892681b4dcee97850a1f355a2166c55
Message ID: <33CEE568.F2C2D5CC@netscape.com>
Reply To: <199707180321.XAA23958@homeport.org>
UTC Datetime: 1997-07-18 03:52:59 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 11:52:59 +0800

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From: Tom Weinstein <tomw@netscape.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 11:52:59 +0800
To: Adam Shostack <adam@homeport.org>
Subject: Re: Verisign gets export approval
In-Reply-To: <199707180321.XAA23958@homeport.org>
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Adam Shostack wrote:
>         Nope, you've now got thousands of upset customers who were
> using secure communications, and are now using cheesy exportable
> ciphers.  (Hopefully, you wrote CGI so you can quickly switch to using
> Stronghold. :)

It wouldn't help.  The problem is that your customers (using the export
client) who used to be able to connect using strong crypto now have to
use weak crypto.  It doesn't affect people using non-exportable clients.

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