Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by azz at 2006-04-27 23:49
An entertaining tribute to the joys and oddities of Argentinian cuisine.
Of course, the problem with reading this is that I'm now really hungry.
Posted by azz at 2006-04-27 20:27
"At issue is an awkwardly worded definition buried deep in section 740 of the export control regulations. It restricts the export of products that can support "concurrent encrypted data tunnels or channels exceeding 250" connections at once."
"The encryption commodities [...] eligible for export or reexport under this paragraph [...] are:"
"[Things] providing secure Wide Area Network (WAN), Metropolitan Area Network (MAN), Virtual Private Network (VPN), satellite, cellular or trunked communications meeting any of the following with key lengths:"
"(3) Maximum number of concurrent encrypted data tunnels or channels exceeding 250"
... this paragraph defining what you're only allowed to ship from the US to "non-government end users".
So doesn't this affect all sorts of cryptographic software, not only VoIP stuff?
For example, I'm not seeing how OpenSSH isn't covered under this -- you can easily have more than 250 encrypted channels going inside a single SSH connection (and you can certainly have 250 connections going).
Its ZDNet. VoIP is cool. General cryptography isn't. Unless Dan Brown is involved.
The article's by Declan McCullagh (of Politech fame), who definitely has a clue about this sort of thing.