> Someone claimed that xntp contains encryotion and is therefore subject
> to US encryption export law. Do you know whether this is true?
In the change messages for a previous snapshot, and in the documentation that
xntp installs, I indicate that we're now using the "export" version of the
source tree from louie.udel.edu, which is supposed to be ok to export.
The issue is the use of DES to authenticate packets. Dave Mills has commented
a couple of times that authenticating with DES has never been worth the grief
he's had dealing with the export controls. The xntp distribution includes a
newer MD5 module which is the preferred authentication these days for NTP, so
I consider the loss of DES from the xntp package to be a non-issue.
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