Communicator 4.7 International Versions Get 128-bit Encryption
Monday January 24th, 2000
Because of the relaxing of export restrictions on crypto code, Communicator 4.7 is now available with 128-bit strong encryption for international users. The new version is available - for 23 languages - on the Netscape Products Download Page.
Thanks to Ryuzi Kambe (who maintains the mozillaZine Japanese translation) for the news.
#1 About this article
Monday January 24th, 2000 4:38 PM
I heard this news from jyo-chu. He is the repeater of that translation page. Thanks.
Monday January 24th, 2000 5:19 PM
wow... and i thought id never see thhis day, no more annoying 1000 page questionaires to check weather you are in the us... trully makes for a much better browser download experience
#3 Not ready?
Monday January 24th, 2000 6:30 PM
The website isn't ready yet though. Some of the links are dead, and some are labeled 4.61
But finally no more for US/Canada only stuff.
Monday January 24th, 2000 8:43 PM
I am using 4.71 right now (the version posted about in the Blind directory on the FTP server). Anybody know the deal when this version will finally go public?
#6 Re: 4.71
Tuesday January 25th, 2000 2:54 AM
It will be called 4.72... But when????
Tuesday January 25th, 2000 1:27 AM
Well, now that this is the case why doesn't netscape produce ONLY a 128-bit version? This would seem to simplify things quite a bit.
#7 For people in those other countries?
Tuesday January 25th, 2000 6:12 AM
There are a few countries which aren't allowed to use it still...
#8 Re: For people in those other countries?
Tuesday January 25th, 2000 11:36 AM
If you're referring to the seven states of terrorism (Cuba, North Korea, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, and one which is escaping me), can they even use 40-bit encryption legally?
If not, to where do you refer? France or one of the nations that has regulations on encryption of its own?
#9 You don't have to wait for 128-bit version
Wednesday January 26th, 2000 4:14 AM
You can get it now by visiting http://www.fortify.net
The Fortify software (free for personal use) patches your existing browser turning it into the 128-bit version.
Even if an official 128-bit version does finally turn up, it might still be worth using Fortify since it's a 400k download compared to 10+Mb for the full thing.
#10 Re: You don't have to wait for 128-bit version
Wednesday January 26th, 2000 5:10 AM
Are we all advertising our products on Mozillazine now?
#11 Re: Re: You don't have to wait for 128-bit version
Thursday January 27th, 2000 8:18 AM
I'm nothing to do with the product, I just think it is an exceptionally useful tool that will give 128-bit encryption on your browser, no questions asked.
#12 Re: Re: Re: You don't have to wait for 128-bit ver
Thursday January 27th, 2000 1:42 PM
I do think the Netscape citizenship verification process was overly intrusive. The Internet Explorer update did not require my name, address, and phone number.
#13 Its a pain
Saturday January 29th, 2000 5:47 PM
All very fine and well but for some reason you can't use Go!Zilla to download the 128bit version which is really annnoying also every time I try download it I get about 0.8k/s and it times out after about 2MB's downloaded.
I've been trying the last few days and still the same