> for PC banking, it requires 128-bit encryption. It doesn't look like there
> is such support for Netscape if you are using linux. Is there any way to
> use PC banking or am I stuck with Windows if I want to do some banking.
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The reason for this was the stupid US export restrictions on
encryption technology. Any open site from which one could
download netscape had the provide the so called international
version which had limited encryption. Of course, anyone outside
the US could easily get around this limitation. Indeed there
is a web site in Australia, which provides a program called
Fortify which takes the international version of netscape
and converts it to the US version.
If you are a US citizen or permanent resident, (or are just
willing to specify you are), you could also download the US
version from the Netscape web site, but you get a tar archive
which is not quite as easy to install as an rpm package,
but still it it not a big deal to do so.
Fortunately, the Clinton administration finally decided to
ignore the government security hawks and listen to reason.
So the latest versions of netscape, e.g., 4.73, do not have
this limitation anymore.
Dept. of Mathematics, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL 60208