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Re: pgp

On Sun, Apr 05, 1998 at 01:40:35PM +0200, Oliver Elphick wrote:
> Chris wrote:
>   >
>   >This is probably off the topic, but I was wondering what the difference is
>   >between the international and "America only" versions of pgp are?  Which
>   >is better?  Why?  (Not that I am allowed to use the america only version -
>   >I'm just interested in why there is a difference)
>   >
> The USA version and the International version use different algorithms in
> some part to avoid infringing American patents which are not recognised
> outside America.  I don't think there is any functional difference.

Well, I know of two differences: The US version is slower, and it can
only handle keys up to a certain length (2048 bits IIRC).

	Adam Klein

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