Subject: Re: bin/457: passwd-checking bug in login ?
To: Duncan McEwan <>
From: David Burren <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/06/1994 12:15:42
Duncan McEwan <>:
> I'm not sure whether David has already fixed this in his FreeSec package

Yes it's fixed in FreeSec 1.1, which will be released soon (it's just little
bug fixes like this, not a major update).  At this rate it'll be next week
before it's out (the machines are in pieces at the moment
having a major hardware/software upgrade, and once I get them together again
I'm off to the AUUG conference tomorrow).

> or if not, whether he is going to be able to release a fixed version, since
> I gather that export of cryptographic software from Australia may come under
> similar laws to those of the US.

True, how true.  Having had conversations about FreeSec with the Department
of Defence, I'm sending out notices that FreeSec (all versions) is not
exportable from Australia without an export licence :-(

I can't do anything about the versions that have already been shipped out
of Australia (to tell the truth, the DoD didn't really seem too fussed about
them either, up to a point).

Sigh.  So much for the name "FreeSec".  Maybe I should rename it "AusSec" :-(

- David Burren