Protocol spec?

Thomas Koenig (ig25@mvmap66.ciw.uni-karlsruhe.de)
Mon, 12 May 1997 21:02:30 +0200 (MET DST)


Hi, everybody;

I'm new to this list, but I've participated somewhat in the
RC5-48 effort, and I've tried to persuade the SOLnet people to
release their source.

I have a fairly large number of computers I could run (100 HP and IBM
workstations, a 256-node SP, 60 P166, 60 PPC), but I can't run anything
that I don't have source for. I also can't run anything that I don't
have source for (see comp.risks issues 19.09 and 19.10, and the
upcoming issue, as to why).

I understand the DESChall people cannot export their clients from the
US, due to the <censored> US export laws. However, protocol
specifications are exportable (see the numerous IPSec RFCs). If you
guys would release the source specification, it would be fairly easy for
the people everywhere else in the world to put together a working
client. I don't see how accepting messages from a client in Europe
would violate US laws, either.

Comments?

-- 
Thomas Koenig, Thomas.Koenig@ciw.uni-karlsruhe.de, ig25@dkauni2.bitnet.
The joy of engineering is to find a straight line on a double
logarithmic diagram.