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Re: Alternative symmetric algorithm freely available for IETF S/MIME (re: RC2 licensing).

1997-04-17 09:14:40
Peter, what's the (US) export status of CAST?  I understand one of the
reasons RC2 is attractive is that it has been cleared with the US commerce
department for easy export at 40 bits. RC2's ease of export was cited as
one of the main reasons for it's use at the IETF BOF.


At 11:10 AM -0400 4/16/97, Peter Whittaker wrote:
It has been suggested that the IETF consider specifying an alternative
"MUST" symmetric encryption algorithm in its version of S/MIME.  One of
the alternatives is CAST. Entrust Technologies announced in January that
it was making CAST available.  From the press release:

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