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Re: Use of PGP as an export?
At 09:09 PM 12/2/95 -0800, Ted Cabeen <[email protected]> wrote:
>I think this has been brought up before, but I could only find one reference
>to it in the archives and it wasn't too helpful, so I'll ask again. If a
>university provided a copy of PGP for use on their unix machines and a
>non-resident, non-citizen *used* the copy of PGP on the server, but did not
>download it onto their own machine, but instead just ran PGP on the server
>alone, would it be a violation of the ITAR? My school is interested in
>putting a copy of PGP on the university server and wants to know if they
>should somehow restrict access to citizens and legal residents only. Thanks.
That's not giving technical data to the foreigner, that's providing a service;
the ITAR doesn't seem to restrict that. It's not an especially secure way to
operate, but that's an inherent problem with multi-user systems or file servers.
One way to implement it that would be only mildly insecure would be to put PGP
on a file server, with execute-only permissions; users of client machines
still could be attacked by somebody faking out NFS, but they wouldn't have
to send their passphrases across the net the way they would in a telnet session.
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