[TLS] Off-topic: RC4

Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org> Mon, 30 June 2014 00:05 UTC

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On Jun 29, 2014, at 4:26 PM, Salz, Rich <rsalz@akamai.com> wrote:

> As I recall, RC4 also had some special issues that we turned a blind eye too, like being called “ARC4” for some time.
>  
> Perhaps someone directly involved can refresh my memory?

It was maybe a copyright issue about the source code, but definitely a trademark issue on the hame, so someone did a clean-source reimplementation and gave it a new name. ARC4 and RC4 were shown to interoperate fully.

--Paul Hoffman