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RE: MS Server Gated Crypto: strong encryption w/ exportable browsers if the server is US-OK




Netscape got this deal quite some time ago, so it's hardly a special
priviliege for MS. 
It lets certain (trusted by the US government) servers to use strong
encryption with US
products outside of the US.

Peter Trei
Disclaimer: I am not speaking for my employer.

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> From: 	David Honig[SMTP:[email protected]]
> Reply To: 	David Honig
> Sent: 	Thursday, January 08, 1998 12:02 PM
> To: 	[email protected]
> Subject: 	MS Server Gated Crypto: strong encryption w/ exportable
> browsers if the server is US-OK
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> The jist of
> http://eu.microsoft.com/industry/finserv/m_finserv/m_fordev_g.htm
> is, MS has US permission to export a DLL containing 128-bit SSL
> *worldwide*
> since
> the encryption is enabled IFF there's a Verisign "SGC certificate" on
> the
> *server*.
> This apparently will work with Netscape servers in addition to IIS.
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