Cryptography modules now available worldwide

A.M. Kuchling
Fri, 21 Jan 00 10:29:43 GMT

The US government has recently made various relaxations to the export
control policies applied to encryption software, particularly when the
source code is available.  As a result, the Python cryptography
modules are now available world-wide, with no CGI script or other
foolery required to download them.  The URL is:

This is not a new release of the code, and the modules are still no
longer maintained.  Do *not* write new software that uses them,
because I was young and stupid when I wrote them, so their design is
poor in several ways.  Instead, now that I'm slightly older :), I
advise you to should use mxCrypto or M2Crypto instead.  This release
is mostly of historical interest; people outside the US working on
crypto code can now check their compatibility with my original

A.M. Kuchling
I can see you've been doing the TARDIS up a bit. I don't like it.
    -- The second Doctor, in "The Three Doctors"

<P><A HREF="">Cryptography
modules now available worldwide</A> - re-release of (historical) crypto
modules; may now be downloaded world-wide due to relaxed US export
control policies; however, please use mxCrypto or M2Crypto for new
projects instead.  (17-Jan-2000)

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