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Re: RSA Patent Expired
From: Bill Fumerola <billf () chimesnet com>
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 18:40:16 -0400

On Mon, Oct 02, 2000 at 04:40:12PM -0500, Bradly Walters wrote:


Does this help resolve any security issues related
to NANOG networks?


You're a few weeks late. They(RSA) released the technology into
the public domain a few weeks before the patent expired.

It does allow operating systems to ship with sshd enabled by
default[1] without having to worry about violating patents.

Bill Fumerola - Network Architect, BOFH / Chimes, Inc.
                billf () chimesnet com / billf () FreeBSD org

1. FreeBSD 4.1.1! :->

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