3DES key-length

Peter Stuge stuge-openssh-unix-dev at cdy.org
Fri Dec 6 15:36:40 EST 2002

On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 09:27:57PM -0600, Ben Lindstrom wrote:
> > But, hypothetically, if you wanted to export OpenSSH crypto from the US I'm
> > sure you'd have all sorts of interesting legal problems, IANAL however.
> Don't know.. Sun and IBM seem to pull it off at least.  So there can't be
> too many glitches.

They've likely (hopefully) made sure to go through whatever process
neccessary to be allowed to export strong crypto by US .gov.  I'm guessing
that it wasn't very simple, however.  Anyway, of course it's _possible_ to
export crypto also from the US, several companies do this already, however
since it is most likely quite impractical for any open source organization
to be bound by whatever US .gov imposes on such export, worldwide
distribution of open source crypto originates from outside the US.


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