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A Photuris variant

Ref:  Your note of Fri, 3 Mar 95 12:48:50 GMT (attached)

Bill, I am really trying to be polite here.
As I said in my note, if you comment on the proposal
at least read it first (and try to understand).

And if it is just for the sake of attacking me, well, you
could find better reasons. What about, say, my last name:
so horrible to spell and just one vowel!
Isn't that an even better reason for agression?


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Date: Fri, 3 Mar 95 12:48:50 GMT
From: "William Allen Simpson" <bsimpson@morningstar.com>
Message-Id: <4107.bsimpson@morningstar.com>
To: IPSEC@ans.net
Subject: Re: A Photuris variant

I find it amusing that the same folks who beat on Photuris for possible
compromise of a mere signature (with a time frame of only minutes)
propose weakening the key structure to allow compromise of the traffic
(with a time frame of forever)!

Perfect Forward Secrecy of the traffic is _the_ important security

And then, there is "anonymity".  Not as the rest of us use the term,
which means protection from identification by third parties, but
instead, protection from identification by EACH OTHER.

This is _not_ a requirement.

And the variant won't allow precomputation, so it is slower to setup.  A
fine new feature....

Why would anyone want to go to the trouble of sending protected data,
using techniques that don't protect the data very well, to a party they
can't positively identify?

Sounds like Communist Plot to me....