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sendmail.net: Sendmail 8.11.0 Beta Release Includes TLS

May 10, 2000, 23:01 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Mark Durham for this link. ]

"That's right, you heard right: The sendmail 8.11 beta is already out on the street. Why so soon? Three words: Open source crypto."

"To make a long story short, Transport Layer Security (TLS) is now in open source sendmail. As the official announcement explains, "Ever since the easing of crypto export regulations in the United States, we have been working on releasing the STARTTLS and SMTP Authentication Security Layer code into the open source. We have finally obtained legal approval to do so and Sendmail, Inc. has donated the STARTTLS code to the open source version." If that ain't worth an uptick in the version number, what is?"

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