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Re: rc2 export limits..

"P. J. Ponder" writes:
> The FIPS Pub (?180? ?181?) for the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA) states in 
> the fine print at the beginning that SHA is export controlled.  I don't 
> have the document to refer to right now, but it plainly states that SHA  
> falls under ITAR.  As a cryptographic hash function, why would it be 
> controlled in this way?

Because the feds aren't stupid -- they know you can use any good hash
algorithm as the core for a block cipher.