Frederick M Avolio wrote:
| At 08:58 AM 4/16/97 +1000, Colin Campbell wrote:
| >1) Is 128-bit RC4 exportable from the US to a gov't/financial body?
| Not generally. TIS has permission to export 128 bit encryption. Most
| companies do not.
I think Colin was asking about unencumbered export. Could you
comment on TIS's estimates of the "Snowman" workfactor? I.e., how
much it would cost to get the keys from outside the organization using
| >2) If I have a head office in the US and branch offices elsewhere in
| > the world what are the export restrictions?
| None with the exception that a US company has to apply to export strong
| crypto for their own use.
This is actually a significant restriction. Qualcomm was
denied permission to export 3des to their Hong Kong office.
"It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once."