Re: [arch-d] Time to reboot RFC1984 and RFC2804?

Toerless Eckert <tte@cs.fau.de> Tue, 13 October 2020 15:25 UTC

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From: Toerless Eckert <tte@cs.fau.de>
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Subject: Re: [arch-d] Time to reboot RFC1984 and RFC2804?
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On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 02:17:36PM +0100, Stephen Farrell wrote:
> I didn't say "hard." I said "squaring the circle." The
> latter isn't possible and is much more like the "magic"
> that is being asked for, and has been asked for since
> the Clipper days, without any technical progress at all
> in those 25 years.

If we find encryption that can only be cracked by the good people when
they do good things, then i am sure we will also find Unicorns, because
both are mythical creatures from the same alien planet, so i am really excited
for this to happen! I will sell the encryption to the government and
keep the Unicorn.

Ok. beside cynicism i can only think about better school education about
this. It will be tough to teach middle school children about the fundamental
limitations about complex systems, but we have more and more of such
problems.