You don't need to do this anymore.  A version of RES-RSA has been
released after the relaxing of U.S. export restrictions.  Just
download the RES-RSA package directly from

On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 04:49:40PM -0500, Shawn Rhoads wrote:
> Shawn Howard Rhoads
> US Citizen
> I agree.
> I agree.
> I agree.
> This file is located at <>
> ** Netrek RES-RSA
> This information and agreement is relevant only to U.S. Netrek client
> developers/builders and Netrek server developers/administrators.
> Many Netrek servers are RSA-enabled and require special RSA-enabled
> "blessed" client binaries for gameplay.  This requirement prevents
> players from downloading a client's source code and adding special
> "borgish" features (such as auto- phasers, cloakers on tactical, etc.) 
> to gain unfair advantages over others.
> Both clients and servers use the RSA algorithm from RSA Laboratories
> to employ public key cryptography for client validation.  You will
> need access to the Netrek RES-RSA source code only if you plan to run
> an RSA-enabled server or build an RSA-enabled client.  If you are
> building a client, please be sure to check with the client
> maintainer(s) to see if a blessed client for your platform is already
> available.
> Because of U.S. export restrictions on encryption technology, you must
> truthfully answer the following questions before a copy of the Netrek
> RES-RSA library can be released to you.
> - State your full, legal name.
> - Are you a citizen or national of the United States or a person who
> has been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United
> States under the Immigration and Naturalization Act?
> - Do you agree not to export RSA and all related support code to the
> extent incorporated therein, in violation of the export control laws
> of the United States of America as implemented by the United States
> Department of State Office of Defense Trade Controls?
> - Do you agree to the terms and conditions of the RSAREF license?
> <>
> - Do you agree to use Netrek RES-RSA and RSAREF solely for
> non-commercial purposes?
> Send a copy of this file with your answers to rsakey at
> If you are a PGP user, sign the message and include your public key.
> The decrypt key for the U.S. RES-RSA package will be sent to you
> afterwards.  The encrypted U.S. RES-RSA package is located at
> <>.
> If you are trying to build an RSA-enabled client, please check with
> the client maintainers for additional information.  RSA-enabled
> clients not sanctioned by the maintainers are usually rejected by the
> RSA client keys maintainer and RSA-enabled servers.
> -da 3/25/99
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