Re: [Crypto] Re: vs.

Snow Cat (
Sun, 20 Apr 1997 10:53:38 -0700 (PDT)

Systemkennung Linux once wrote:
> I hate the idea of a diced libc/kernel etc. just like you but the FSF
> is paranoid about legal things and they're probably right because
> being sued about such an issue might ruin them. As I understand law
> it would have been fully sufficient to modify the DES code of crypt()
> such that it can no longer be used for encryption and decryption to
> satisfy ITAR.

Looks like SunOS 4.x was able to escape restrictions by renaming
ecb_crypt and cbc_crypt to strings of hexidecimal digits that are not
declared at header files but can be still used internally for
authnication. Is "nm" exportable? :)

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