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SubjectRe: unusual startup messages
In article <>,
Dan Merillat <> wrote:
:40 bit crypto in the kernel, seperatly maintained patches for more bits.
:Thanks to those who pointed that out, I had forgotten that 40 was the
:legal limit (like 40 bit crypto isn't a joke...)

FWIW, I believe that the regs currently require an export license for
*any* crypto, regardless of the key length, unless it is solely for
authentication and not usable for hiding information. It's just that
approval is pretty much assured for key lengths of 40 bits or less.
Even then, I expect there would be a problem if increasing the length
was just a matter of changing a couple of constants somewhere.

Bob Nichols
Finger for PGP public key.
PGP public key 1024/9A9C7955
Key fingerprint = 2F E5 82 F8 5D 06 A2 59 20 65 44 68 87 EC A7 D7

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