SRP secure remote password authentication

Markus Friedl markus at
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> 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.
> --
> Jeremy
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