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Re: Spam the Sign!
jim bell wrote:
> >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.
It is. You can buy if from our home page, or from most computer
Jeff Weinstein - Electronic Munitions Specialist
Netscape Communication Corporation
[email protected] - http://home.netscape.com/people/jsw
Any opinions expressed above are mine.