RE: RFC 812

Bill Sobel ( )
Thu, 26 Jun 1997 17:01:13 -0700

A slightly offtopic response, but MS announced today that they now have a
US license to export 128bit encryption, all of the apps should be updated
shortly and this issue will go away (until they offer 256bit in the US, 128
outside :))

-----Original Message-----
From: SMPnet []
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 1997 4:23 PM
Cc:; ''
Subject: Re: RFC 812

To download the 128 bit encryption, the server does a reverse DNS lookup
to verify the IP address that you are coming from has a domain
name that is in the US. Went through this myself. I got another
one of my servers and it successfully did the lookup and verified
that the domain was domestic. I'm assuming you know about the "ban"
(yeh right) on "exporting" 128bit+ encryption technology.