1998-04-03 - Re: illegal export of pgp.zip by .mil

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From: Sunder <sunder@brainlink.com>
To: Robert Hettinga <rah@shipwright.com>
Message Hash: 2e28a83aa8f241dad299012349c6dad4ecf913890557a246c09ccad17e7a38e1
Message ID: <3523B87E.864C0CF9@brainlink.com>
Reply To: <v04003a3fb1497f8db95d@[]>
UTC Datetime: 1998-04-03 16:15:10 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 3 Apr 1998 08:15:10 -0800 (PST)

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From: Sunder <sunder@brainlink.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 1998 08:15:10 -0800 (PST)
To: Robert Hettinga <rah@shipwright.com>
Subject: Re: illegal export of pgp.zip by .mil
In-Reply-To: <v04003a3fb1497f8db95d@[]>
Message-ID: <3523B87E.864C0CF9@brainlink.com>
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Instead of making a fuss over this, we should thank the very wise and
very smart sysadmins at these .mil machines for providing this wonderful
service for us.  By making themselves look totally clueless, they've provided
for the spread of privacy and freedom of privacy!  That's truly commendable!

Personally, I will raise my next glass of beer in their honor!  :)  

Robert Hettinga wrote:
> At 2:32 AM -0500 on 4/2/98, David Honig wrote:
> >
> > http://braggbbs.bragg.army.mil/libs/utils.htm
> > has a link to ftp://bbs.bragg.army.mil/library/utils/pgp262.zip
> This is really nothing new. My understanding is that when Kelly Goen posted
> the original PGP to USENET, he set the distribution to US only, or at the
> very least North America only.
> However, some mis-configured news machine actually exported PGP to the rest
> of the world by ignoring the distribution request on those news messages.
> The machine in question had a .mil domain name. :-).
> Cheers,
> Bob Hettinga


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