SRP secure remote password authentication
tom at arcot.com
Thu Sep 18 11:58:41 EST 2003
Damien Miller wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-09-18 at 05:19, Tom Wu wrote:
>>SRP is, if anything, the protocol with the *least* problematic patent
> And what about the claims that other companies make on SRP? E.g.
> You know about those and yet you fail to mention them.
If you look carefully at such "claims", you'll see that they are filled
with "may"s and "might"s, if in fact there is any claim being made at
all. Unless there is some more substantiation that would allow one to
distinguish them from frivolous claims designed to cause marketplace
confusion/fear, I don't see why anyone, especially OSS projects
ostensibly opposed to precisely this kind of patent abuse, should grant
them any kind of legitimacy.
Chief Security Architect
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