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From Tony Finch <>
Subject Re: SSL ...
Date Mon, 21 Jun 1999 18:49:32 GMT
Peter Galbavy <> wrote:
>Just to clarify, OpenSSL is the continued work from SSLeay, which
>*both* SSL packages use as a library. As I understand it, and I am (a)
>no legal expert, and (b) outside the US, under old, decrepit and
>trade-hindering export controls, it is not only illegal to export
>cryptographic technology (which is classed as a munition) but also
>systems with the *hooks* in it to enable to easy incorporation or
>external crypto-systems.
>SSLeay/OpenSSL is the crypto code and mod_ssl/the-other-one (whose
>name has just exscaped me - honest) are the "hooks". AFAIK.

"The-other-one" is apache-ssl.

>In France it is illegal to use un-licensed crypto technology (great
>for supporting e-commerce ****-heads)

Not any more -- they legalised it a few months ago for less than
128bit keys.

>and here in the UK, there are too many arcane laws that means that
>basically the government and the secret services can tell you
>whatever they like...

And you can ignore them as much as you like in return :-)

Winner, International Obfuscated C Code Competition 1998

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