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.
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
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.
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?
It will be called 4.72... But when????
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.
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