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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Make proxy CONNECT work again - Take 1
Date Tue, 31 Mar 1998 01:12:31 GMT
On Tue, 31 Mar 1998, Alvaro Martinez Echevarria wrote:

> On Tue, 31 Mar 1998, Martin Kraemer wrote:
> > Well, is telnet crypto-ware because I can connect to port 443?
> > What else does apache know of SSL? It's really plain proxying.
> I think that's the point. The proxy right now is just doing
> TCP/IP proxying, that is completely unrelated to crypto, even if
> it is limited to port 443. And anyway, I think I am missing

But the fact that port 443 _is_ for crypto relates it.  The code doesn't
have to be cryto code in itself for export restrictions to apply.

> something important in this argument, 'cause I don't understand a
> hell: so Netscape, Microsoft etc. can export whatever products
> they like, even if they are made with real encryption, and Apache
> can't distribute a TCP/IP proxy???? That sounds too weird to me

No they can't.  They can only export 40-bit stuff and that is only with
special expirt licenses.

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