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Re: Status of non-US

On Sun, Jan 07, 2001 at 08:46:21PM +0100, Rene Mayrhofer wrote:
> Hi all
> There is one point to consider with this: In some countries it is not allowed to
> use strong cryptography (France, China and a few others as far as I know) under

AFAIK France has lifted the restriction two years ago (or so)

> all conditions and there are countries for which exports from the US are still
> restricted (Iran, Irak, .....). We would have to deal with these special
> situations, but I think it is time to change. At the moment, the default
> installation does not include any cryptographic code, which I consider to be
> very weak. In my opinion, every installation of Debian should include at least
> ssh instead of telnetd and every server daemon (pop3, imap, smtp, ftp, http,
 > ....) should include SSL support by default. Even when doing that it will take
> some time for all the clients to get upgraded to use the crypto services, but it
> is definitely a step in the right direction.

I agree.
But, isn't the US allowing the export just a trial, and not definitive yet?
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