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SubjectRe: Encrypted filesystem under Linux.
On Fri, 10 Apr 1998, Edward S. Marshall wrote:

> On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, George Bonser wrote:
> > And just exactly how are you supposed to deny downloads to people outside
> > the US? Jo Schmidt gets an account with netcom that he telnets to
> > from Germany. Downloads some package to his shell account and then moves
> > it to his home account.
> >
> > Just because someone is connecting from a US IP address does not mean that
> > they are originating there.
>
> You are under the mistaken impression that the US export laws somehow make
> sense, and if you can just rationalize them, the problems will generally
> go away, because everyone will see how silly or unenforcable they are.
>
> Wrong.
>
> The U.S. Government in this particular case makes absolutely -no- sense,
> and they don't have to. They control what products get in and out of the
> country with crypto in them. If they don't like it, or think you're trying

I believe there are no restrictions on importing crypto products, which
adds to the silliness.

john alvord


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