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From: j...@MIT.EDU (Jeffrey I. Schiller)
Newsgroups: alt.security.pgp,sci.crypt
Subject: MIT has released PGP 2.6
Date: 24 May 1994 04:26:24 GMT
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----

MIT is pleased  to announce the release of   PGP 2.6, a free  public-key
encryption program for non-commercial use.  PGP 2.6 provides for digital
signatures and confidentiality of files and messages.

PGP  2.6  is  distributed  in  source  form    for  all platforms.   For
convenience, an MSDOS executable is also part of  this release.  Because
source is  available, anyone may   examine  it to verify the   program's
integrity.

PGP 2.6 uses the RSAREF(TM)  Cryptographic Toolkit, supplied by RSA Data
Security, Inc.  PGP 2.6 is being released by MIT with the cooperation of
RSADSI.

In order  to fully protect  RSADSI's   intellectual property  rights  in
public-key technology, PGP   2.6 is  designed so  that  the  messages it
creates after September  1, 1994 will  be unreadable by earlier versions
of PGP that infringe patents licensed exclusively to Public Key Partners
by MIT and Stanford University. PGP 2.6 will continue to be able to read
messages generated by those earlier versions.

Because earlier  versions of PGP   (including  MIT's Beta  test PGP  2.5
release)  will not be able  to  read messages created   by PGP 2.6 after
September 1, 1994, MIT  strongly urges all PGP  users to upgrade to  the
new format.

The  intent of the   format change is   to  discourage continued  use of
earlier infringing software  in the  U.S., and  to  give people adequate
time to  upgrade.  As part of the  release process,  MIT commissioned an
independent legal review of the intellectual property issues surrounding
earlier releases of PGP and PGP keyservers.  This review determined that
use of PGP  2.3 within the United States  infringes a patent licensed by
MIT to RSADSI,  and that keyservers that primarily  accept 2.3  keys are
mostly likely contributing to this  infringement.  For that reason,  MIT
encourages all non-commercial  PGP users in the U.S.  to upgrade  to PGP
2.6,  and all  keyserver  operators to no longer   accept keys  that are
identified as being produced by PGP 2.3.

How to get PGP 2.6 from MIT:

PGP 2.6 is available from MIT only over the  Internet. Use anonymous FTP
to login to net-dist.mit.edu. Login as  anonymous. Look in the directory
/pub/PGP. In this directory,  available to everyone,  is a README file a
copy of  the  RSAREF license  and a  copy  of  a  software license  from
MIT. Please read the   README file and these  licenses  carefully.  Take
particular note of the provisions about export control.  THe README file
contains more detailed instructions on how to get PGP 2.6.

Also in /pub/PGP is   a copy of the  PGP  Manual (files  pgpdoc1.txt and
pgpdoc2.txt) and  the file pgformat.doc  that describes the PGP message,
signature and  key  formats, including  the  modifications for  PGP 2.6.
These are   being made available   without the distribution restrictions
that pertain to the PGP source and executable code.

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: 2.6

iQBVAgUBLeGAOlUFZvpNDE7hAQG4yQH+PbABiBvnFQU0u084Ed9whx988IaUNpIp
Sl4Ab950SChJbewZNvcpQ/yEMjF2wi6PhUx4k3VySUvKmaC6W7rhNQ==
=+qTj
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

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From: j...@MIT.EDU (Jeffrey I. Schiller)
Newsgroups: alt.security.pgp,sci.crypt
Subject: PGP 2.6.1 Available from MIT
Date: 06 Sep 1994 18:31:09 GMT
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----

MIT is  pleased   to announce the    availability of PGP 2.6.1,   a free
public-key encryption  program  for   non-commercial use.    PGP   2.6.1
provides for   digital   signatures and  confidentiality of    files and
messages.

PGP 2.6.1 is  distributed in source   form for DOS/UNIX platforms.   For
convenience, an MSDOS executable is also part  of this release.  Because
source  is  available, anyone may  examine  it  to  verify the program's
integrity.

For Macintosh users MIT is currently distributing  MacPGP 2.6. An update
to MacPGP 2.6 will occur at a later date.

PGP 2.6.1 contains fixes to many of the bugs reported in PGP 2.6 and MIT
encourages all U.S. PGP users to upgrade.

How to get PGP 2.6.1 from MIT:

PGP 2.6.1 is  available from MIT only over  the  Internet. Use anonymous
FTP  to login  to   net-dist.mit.edu. Login as   anonymous. Look  in the
directory /pub/PGP. In  this directory,   available  to everyone, is   a
README file   a copy of  the RSAREF  license  and a  copy  of a software
license  from  MIT. Please  read   the  README file and  these  licenses
carefully.  Take particular note of the provisions about export control.
The README file  contains more detailed  instructions on how to get  PGP
2.6.1.

Also  in /pub/PGP is  a  copy of  the  PGP Manual (files pgpdoc1.txt and
pgpdoc2.txt) and the file  pgformat.doc that describes the PGP  message,
signature and key  formats, including the  modifications for  PGP 2.6.1.
These are  being  made available  without  the distribution restrictions
that pertain to the PGP source and executable code.

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: 2.6.1

iQCVAwUBLmywV8UtR20Nv5BtAQHsTgP/co0ff5OVXOCMo85BxWKKYulmWk1S1Xns
qypYTbKvYETn98mAqXol3dolQPW9OWhgtG2km/R4C2Zq4G/NZBjPy7yfTpO/ket8
lfC0muTQSzAVxzwMhHTRNSItwISCiVwlWDwMADlz3uXKKckJkfntAR+jXd+Foxk/
gizPTNo4ytc=
=7ndy
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

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From: j...@MIT.EDU (Jeffrey I. Schiller)
Newsgroups: alt.security.pgp,sci.crypt
Subject: PGP 2.6.2 now available from MIT (for U.S. users)
Date: 24 Oct 1994 13:26:32 GMT
Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----

MIT is  pleased   to announce the    availability of PGP 2.6.2,   a free
public-key encryption  program  for   non-commercial use.    PGP   2.6.2
provides for   digital   signatures and  confidentiality of    files and
messages.

PGP 2.6.2 is  distributed in source   form for DOS/UNIX platforms.   For
convenience, an MSDOS executable is also part  of this release.  Because
source  is  available, anyone may  examine  it  to  verify the program's
integrity.

For Macintosh users MIT is currently distributing  MacPGP 2.6. An update
to MacPGP 2.6 will occur at a later date.

PGP 2.6.2 contains fixes to  many of the bugs reported  in PGP 2.6.1 and
MIT encourages all U.S. PGP users to upgrade.

There are now two ways to get PGP 2.6.2 from MIT:

1) The Traditional FTP based approach

PGP 2.6.2 is  available from MIT  only over the Internet. Use  anonymous
FTP to login  to  net-dist.mit.edu.  Login as   anonymous. Look  in  the
directory /pub/PGP.   In this directory,  available   to everyone,  is a
README  file a  copy  of the RSAREF license   and a copy   of a software
license  from  MIT. Please  read  the   README file and   these licenses
carefully.  Take particular note of the provisions about export control.
The README file  contains more detailed instructions on  how to get  PGP
2.6.2.

Also  in /pub/PGP is   a copy of the  PGP  Manual (files pgpdoc1.txt and
pgpdoc2.txt) and the  file pgformat.doc that  describes the PGP message,
signature and  key formats, including  the modifications for  PGP 2.6.2.
These  are  being made  available  without the distribution restrictions
that pertain to the PGP source and executable code.

2) Via the World Wide Web

Users  who have a  World Wide  Web  browser  which supports  "forms" can
obtain PGP 2.6.2 with the URL:

                http://web.mit.edu/network/pgp-form.html

This mechanism of distributing PGP avoids  the necessity of telneting to
net-dist and answering the  four questions (you  answer the questions on
the form).

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: 2.6.2

iQCVAwUBLqu1fcUtR20Nv5BtAQFhtwP8DZU0qfYPjHtEA6/ubkzWXYtRrcsG/1EZ
sQdGLJM//saJP9PZGqT94oksK6pxVk1/ObPo5+ZJf5A+5sU8GiuSbOuXvJhSztsn
0rLLsnFTLTEV0tE6D2vVWpWE5zWBzV+LTdkcxoYH+eKyhe7kHb9fetcVKrZx8UqI
VIkqWz6evA4=
=F3rr
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

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From: ala...@ctp.org (nathaniel irons)
Newsgroups: alt.security.pgp,sci.crypt
Subject: Re: PGP 2.6.2 now available from MIT (for U.S. users)
Date: 25 Oct 1994 06:01:10 GMT
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In article <JIS.94Oc...@big-screw.MIT.EDU>, j...@MIT.EDU (Jeffrey I.
Schiller) wrote:

> For Macintosh users MIT is currently distributing  MacPGP 2.6. An update
> to MacPGP 2.6 will occur at a later date.

  Sounds familiar; wasn't something similar said about 2.6.1?  With that
in mind, I don't think it's too out of line to now ask for a few specifics
- if not a date, a clue about what's behind the delays.  Applescript,
interface changes?

  -N

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From: "Jeffrey I. Schiller" <j...@mit.edu>
Newsgroups: alt.security.pgp,sci.crypt
Subject: Re: PGP 2.6.2 now available from MIT (for U.S. users)
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>   Sounds familiar; wasn't something similar said about 2.6.1?  With that
> in mind, I don't think it's too out of line to now ask for a few specifics
> - if not a date, a clue about what's behind the delays.  Applescript,
> interface changes?

We are planning on a MacPGP 2.6.2. Before we can release it we need to
integrate the changes between PGP 2.6 and 2.6.2 into the Mac version.
The Mac version also needs extensive testing. Our original plan was
to put significant resources into MacPGP after 2.6.1 was out, but that
was derailed by the 2.6.2 work. Hopefully now we will be able to get
back to work on MacPGP.

                        -Jeff

P.S. Hope this posting looks reasonable. I am testing out a new news
posting software (posting via the NetScape Web Browser).

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