IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> Re: PRO - Issue 32: Use of Basic & Digest Authentication

IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> Re: PRO - Issue 32: Use of Basic & Digest Authentication

Re: IPP> Re: PRO - Issue 32: Use of Basic & Digest Authentication

Keith Moore (moore@cs.utk.edu)
Fri, 23 Apr 1999 14:50:46 -0400

> I really don't know; most public-key stuff seems to be controlled in
> some way by RSA, and I don't know enough about the Diffie-Hellman
> stuff to know if it falls under the RSA patents, or if it is even
> secure enough to be considered as a replacement for RSA should it
> *not* fall under the patents. (Nor do I know if it is covered by
> patents in other countries or falls under export/import restrictions.)

If memory serves, the patent on Diffie-Hellman expired last year.

Keith