RE: [DES-LIST] DESchall (fwd)

Adam Haberlach (HaberlaA@testlab.orst.edu)
Tue, 29 Apr 1997 13:55:23 -0700


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From: nelson@media.mit.edu [SMTP:nelson@media.mit.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 1997 1:26 PM
To: Ryan Kolak
Cc: deschall@gatekeeper.megasoft.com
Subject: Re: [DES-LIST] DESchall (fwd)

>>I am still kinda unsure why we can't export object code. I can
>understand
>>the source... but why the compiled code? Could the algorithm
>really be
>>discovered from the object code... just curious...
>Actually, the goofy thing about the US law is it's perfectly
>legal to
>export a description of the algorithm (say, a paper), it's just
>not
>legal to export an *implementation* of the algorithm. Neat,
>huh?

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

Unfortunately, this whole thing would have to settled in the
courts, but the uncompiled code is exactly that--a description
of the algorithm which the computer can understand and perform
that procedure.
Has anyone thought of a good way to get the description out of
the country? If we told someone how to code the client, we
could let them set up their own archive site. I highly doubt
that the packets used between the client and server are
encrypted...

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Adam Haberlach haberlaa@ucs.orst.edu
http://www.engr.orst.edu/~haberlad
Crack DES now! http://www.frii.com/~rcv/deschall.htm

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