Subject: Re: 56bit DES OK for export
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Gary D. Duzan <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/11/1998 18:13:18
In Message <> ,
   David Brownlee <> wrote:

=>	ISTR that 56bit is now approved for exprs - does this mean we can
=>	move crypt() out of domestic?

   I read and suggested the same thing in a PR. However, there was
a response suggesting that there was still a requirement to have
the export approved on an individual basis. Given the general policy
history on the matter, it isn't that surprising. After all, we
wouldn't want all those durn furiners taking a perfectly safe 56-bit
DES product, making a trivial wrapper, and transforming into an
evil, nasty triple-DES product.

                                      Gary D. Duzan
                         Humble Practitioner of the Computing Arts