NAI pulls out the DMCA stick

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at
Thu May 23 22:04:18 PDT 2002

Adam Shostack <adam at> writes:

>Are you claiming that S/mime no longer has the enourmous compatability
>problems it used to have?

It never had much in the way of compatibility problems (see e.g. RSA's S/MIME
interop page, if it still exists - even Microsoft's implementation would
interoperate without any real trouble).  It *did* have a problem that the
compatibility was typically at the level of RC2/40.  This hasn't been an issue
since the export controls were lifted.

>Is there any Open source implementation of the protocol?

Well, there's for
starters, which has been around for some years.


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