Matt Curtin <cmcurtin(a)interhack.net> writes:
> If I am understanding you properly, then, the issue is:
> How do we add cryptographic functionality to Emacs without
> removing the impetus to create a free SSH-like tool?
No, :-(. The issue is
How do we extend the remote file hooks/syntax in Emacs such that is
allows access mechanisms other than FTP.
Where other includes for example:
1. Http. Free tools exist. Even pure elisp implementations.
2. rsh like. Free tools exist, i.e. rsh.
Yes, there are also non-free remote file protocols, but that should be
 Nobody is going to seriously propose
(if (string-match "ssh" rrsh-rsh-program)
(error "Go away!))