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Re: Spam the Sign!

>On September 27, Jeff Weinstein of Netscape (and others) wrote:
>> > > ... would be nice if we could get 128 bit keys, though ... (hint,
>> > > hint).
>> > 
>> > We are working this issue with the government.  As soon as we can
>> > make it available for download we will.
>> In other words, we will never see it in our lifetimes -- the
>> bureaucreeps aren't known for promoting the spread of strong crypto.
>>>  Where did I imply that if the govt. ignored us or said no that we
>>>  would meekly go away with tail between legs?

Here's a question:  Why can't Netscape be released WITHIN THE US with 128
bit keys?  Admittedly, it would probably...uh...escape within a few hours,
but that's no worse than what other cryptosystems (best-known example, PGP)
have done.