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Re: lynx-dev Login to hotmail problem

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Login to hotmail problem
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1999 20:10:57 +0000 (GMT)

> Dear Sir/Madam

Lynx is peer supported; there is no sir or madam who specifically does

> I want  login to hotmail from Lynx but i got error"  This client dose
> not contain support for HTTPS URLs" .Is that mean i can not use lynx to

They are using an encrypted session.  US distributed executables of Lynx
cannot include support for encrytion because a patent conflicts with
the GPL.  In addition, no-one in the USA can legally export an SSL
version of Lynx, even in source form, because that would be a criminal
offence under arms control legislation.

You may be able to obtain SSL enabled versions of Lynx from outside the
USA, assuming that your country permits the use of encryption.  Actually,
if oz in oztel, stands for Australia, Australia is the source of the
original freeware implementation of SSL (although its author now works
for the company that holds the US patent).

Country and nationality are important pieces of information when dealing
with encryption.

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