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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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