[jdev] SRP

Jonathan Dickinson jonathanD at k2.com
Fri Apr 4 10:56:59 CDT 2008


Erm, from the Wu man himself (Inventor of SRP):

In past years, implementors were concerned about strong password protocols because most of them had patent restrictions, but because SRP has a well-established free license, those concerns have fallen by the wayside and SRP can move on to the next phase.
<http://www.clipperz.com/users/marco/blog/2007/01/04/interview_with_tom_wu_inventor_of_the_srp_protocol>


So it seems as though it has a patent, but the license if a free-for-all (doesn't the W3C do something like that?), or am i missing something?

-----Original Message-----
From: jdev-bounces at jabber.org [mailto:jdev-bounces at jabber.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan Dickinson
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Subject: Re: [jdev] SRP

That sucks... It's a nice protocol.

-----Original Message-----
From: jdev-bounces at jabber.org [mailto:jdev-bounces at jabber.org] On Behalf Of Tony Finch
Sent: 04 April 2008 01:28 PM
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Subject: Re: [jdev] SRP

On Fri, 4 Apr 2008, Jonathan Dickinson wrote:

> has anyone considered the SRP (Secure Remote Password) protocol?

It's unpopular because it's patented.

Tony.
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