3 April 1998
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 1998 23:32:24 -0800 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: David Honig <email@example.com> Subject: illegal export of pgp.zip by .mil http://braggbbs.bragg.army.mil/libs/utils.htm [mirror below] has a link to ftp://bbs.bragg.army.mil/library/utils/pgp262.zip Someone (from Europe, ideally) should clue these people in. Maybe cc the media.
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 12:51:39 -0500 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: Robert Hettinga <email@example.com> Subject: Re: illegal export of pgp.zip by .mil At 2:32 AM -0500 on 4/2/98, David Honig wrote: > > http://braggbbs.bragg.army.mil/libs/utils.htm > has a link to ftp://bbs.bragg.army.mil/library/utils/pgp262.zip This is really nothing new. My understanding is that when Kelly Goen posted the original PGP to USENET, he set the distribution to US only, or at the very least North America only. However, some mis-configured news machine actually exported PGP to the rest of the world by ignoring the distribution request on those news messages. The machine in question had a .mil domain name. :-). Cheers, Bob Hettinga ----------------- Robert Hettinga (firstname.lastname@example.org), Philodox e$, 44 Farquhar Street, Boston, MA 02131 USA "... however it may deserve respect for its usefulness and antiquity, [predicting the end of the world] has not been found agreeable to experience." -- Edward Gibbon, 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' The e$ Home Page: http://www.shipwright.com/
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 1998 11:10:38 -0500 From: Sunder <email@example.com> To: Robert Hettinga <firstname.lastname@example.org> CC: email@example.com Subject: Re: illegal export of pgp.zip by .mil Instead of making a fuss over this, we should thank the very wise and very smart sysadmins at these .mil machines for providing this wonderful service for us. By making themselves look totally clueless, they've provided for the spread of privacy and freedom of privacy! That's truly commendable! Personally, I will raise my next glass of beer in their honor! :) Robert Hettinga wrote: > > At 2:32 AM -0500 on 4/2/98, David Honig wrote: > > > > > http://braggbbs.bragg.army.mil/libs/utils.htm > > has a link to ftp://bbs.bragg.army.mil/library/utils/pgp262.zip > > This is really nothing new. My understanding is that when Kelly Goen posted > the original PGP to USENET, he set the distribution to US only, or at the > very least North America only. > > However, some mis-configured news machine actually exported PGP to the rest > of the world by ignoring the distribution request on those news messages. > > The machine in question had a .mil domain name. :-). > > Cheers, > Bob Hettinga -- =====================================Kaos=Keraunos=Kybernetos============== .+.^.+.| Ray Arachelian |Prying open my 3rd eye. So good to see |./|\. ..\|/..|firstname.lastname@example.org|you once again. I thought you were |/\|/\ <--*-->| ------------------ |hiding, and you thought that I had run |\/|\/ ../|\..| "A toast to Odin, |away chasing the tail of dogma. I opened|.\|/. .+.v.+.|God of screwdrivers"|my eye and there we were.... |..... ======================= http://www.sundernet.com ==========================
Date: Fri, 03 Apr 1998 09:47:10 -0800 To: Sunder <email@example.com>, Robert Hettinga <firstname.lastname@example.org> From: David Honig <email@example.com> Subject: Re: illegal export of pgp.zip by .mil Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org At 11:10 AM 4/2/98 -0500, Sunder wrote: >Instead of making a fuss over this, we should thank the very wise and >very smart sysadmins at these .mil machines for providing this wonderful >service for us. By making themselves look totally clueless, they've provided >for the spread of privacy and freedom of privacy! That's truly commendable! > >Personally, I will raise my next glass of beer in their honor! :) As of 6:57 this morning, according to the timestamp in ftp://bbs.bragg.army.mil/library/ they removed pgp262.zip from their ftp site. Though of course they didn't bother to clean up their link to it :-P. Thanks to the civil servant readers of this list who phoned the boys at Bragg. The world is safe again. Apologies to the sysop who probably caught some abuse. ------------------------------------------------------------ David Honig Orbit Technology email@example.com Intaanetto Jigyoubu When exponentiation is outlawed, only outlaws will exponentiate.
Date: Fri, 03 Apr 1998 23:44:26 +0300 From: Mike <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Sunder <email@example.com> CC: Robert Hettinga <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com Subject: Re: illegal export of pgp.zip by .mil Guys, what are you talking about? Just go through any proxy that ends with .us or .net or .com (or Anonymizer) and give any e-mail address from hotmail or yahoo.com or anything else - and MIT pgp will be yours in few minutes. If this means "restrictions" I'm sorry ;) Mike
(April 2, 1998)
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