SRP secure remote password authentication
markus at openbsd.org
Wed Sep 17 19:40:02 EST 2003
we cannot add them if they are tainted.
we don't care if they are granted in _some_ countries.
On Wed, Sep 17, 2003 at 04:03:44PM +1000, Jeremy Nysen wrote:
> --On Wednesday, 17 September 2003 3:26 PM +1000 Damien Miller
> <djm at mindrot.org> wrote:
> >Jeremy Nysen wrote:
> >>Are there any plans to include support for SRP or a similar
> >>zero-knowledge password protocol into OpenSSH?
> >No, they are tainted by patents.
> Are these (software?) patents licensable in any way that disencumbers their
> use in OpenSSH (under the BSD license)? Also, are these particular patents
> a USA only problem, or are some granted in other countries?
> It seems that software patents are a growing concern around the world, with
> the USA seeming to be beyond hope.
> Anyway, it would be great to have an SRP type authentication built into
> OpenSSH - without resorting to patching the source with Dr. Tom Holroyd's
> patch everytime a new version is released.
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