1998-04-02 - Re: illegal export of pgp.zip by .mil

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From: Robert Hettinga <rah@shipwright.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1998-04-02 21:42:52 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 13:42:52 -0800 (PST)

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From: Robert Hettinga <rah@shipwright.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 13:42:52 -0800 (PST)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: illegal export of pgp.zip by .mil
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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. :-).

Bob Hettinga

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