Eric Rescorla wrote:
> Sent: Monday, March 31, 2003 23:42
> To: John Gilmore
> Subject: Re: Russia Intercepts US Military Communications?
> John Gilmore <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Remember, the cypherpunks ... secured any Web traffic
> Credit where it's due. Netscape was responsible for this.

Just for the record, SSLv1 first saw significant review, if it was not
first posted to, the Cypherpunks mailing list. Those who participated in
the list at the time may remember Mark Andreessen, a Cypherpunks newbie in
those days, proudly posting his new crypto protocol. The protocol received
the customary reception security protocols designed by crypto newbies tend
to receive: it was torn to shreds immediately.

SSLv2 rapidly superceded SSLv1. SSLv2 in turn was implemented throughout
Netscape's products by the Weinstein brothers, which during those days
were very active participants in both the Cypherpunks mailing list and
Cypherpunks meetings.

--Lucky Green

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