>MD5 technology is very different from the patented public key encyption.
>It's just a secure hash function. There are others -- SHS, MD4, etc.
>Anyway... the md5 source code is all over the place. There's an md5
>module in the Python distribution, so I'm pretty sure there are no
>prohobitive licensing restrictions.
Yup (as confirmed by a later mail).
Needless to say, I'm not the one working on SSL so I guess I
should just learn to keep my mouth shut...:^) I saw RSA and
assumed that it was simply another encryption method.