Embargos and proscriptions

The following link details various embargos in effect.


Almost all of these entail defense and munitions. ITAR has long considered
cryptographic material a munition, under ITAR category XVII (see:
http://pmdtc.org/usml.htm). Personal opinion: we may see this definition
expanded, as it has in the past. The problem is, expansion is easy,
contraction is somewhat more difficult.

MHSC has been involved in ITAR issues since 1997. Our initial business plan
was to provide secured services and individual privacy through encryption
techniques and services, for both individuals and organizations. We couldn't
get that past ITAR initially and when we could, the market wasn't there yet
(couldn't get any traction. Most folks frankly, don't give a rat's tush
about security, especially if they have to do anything extra for it). MHSC
goes out of its way to avoid even the appearance of legal violations and to
limit its risk of legal liability. MHSC is no longer in this business (see:

Offtopic, but from http://www.mhsc.net/services.htm:

Domain Name Resolution Services (DNS)

All of our DNS is being run from root-service. net, whose web-site is still
being built. There are no publicly available resolvers yet. We are working
on that. There are 3 zone servers, but they are only authoritative for MHSC
owned zones, at the moment.

Question... if you're building a DNS infrastructure which you imply will
be available as a service, why have you put all 3 nameservers behind the
same DSL when you have had major DSL outages in the past?

Also, the NS records in the zone file for root-service.net don't match
the records in the gTLD servers, and you only have 2 NS records in the
zone. Not that this is a problem, it just looks odd.