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ApacheWeek: Issue 214 8th September 2000

Sep 09, 2000, 19:48 (0 Talkback[s])

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In this issue: Apache 1.3.13 status, SuSE Apache distribution vulnerable and RSA Encryption released into Public Domain.

"Apache 1.3.13 status
We had an overwhelming number of messages this week asking for an update on the release of Apache 1.3.13. We had originally said that the release would take place in August, but summer holidays and concentration on the 2.0 alpha series have delayed this...."

"RSA Encryption released into Public Domain
One of the large obstacles blocking the use of secure versions of Apache inside the USA was a patent on RSA encryption methods. In order to use a secure server commercially that would interoperate with standard browsers you had to obtain a license from RSA Security. Users commented that they found it impossible to negotiate for a license simply so that they could run a secure site. The alternative way to legally use Apache with SSL in the USA was to purchase a packaged version from a company that had a license with RSA. C2Net, Covalent, IBM, and others provided packages although the majority used closed-source encryption libraries from RSA Security...."

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