Thu Jan 20 02:01:56 EST 2005
bokr at oz.net (Bengt Richter) writes:
> Isn't the SSL dependent on OS or at least shared lib support?
Firefox has its own implementation. IE uses wininet which is built
Windows. I'm not aware of any no-crypto version of Windows but even
if there is one, the US version is running, like, everywhere.
> Wasn't there a default 40-bit version that was ok (weak), but you had
> to declare yourself US resident to download 128-bit support?
That was years ago. The regulations changed since then, so they all
have 128 bits now.
> I dimly recall encountering this sort of thing installing Netscape
> a long time ago, I think. Is 128 just standard now? And now that 128
> is wobbly(?), will the same thing be replayed with the ante upped?
128 isn't wobbly. It will be a long time before any machine can do
2**128 operations to break a message.
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