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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] oh the heck with it -- tla-1.2pre0

From: Aaron Bentley
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] oh the heck with it -- tla-1.2pre0
Date: 31 Dec 2003 09:52:34 -0500

On Wed, 2003-12-31 at 08:54, Andrew Suffield wrote:

> People have tried to abuse the encryption form for one-to-many
> purposes before now (either via a shared secret, which defeats the
> point, or via encrypting multiple times, which is an infeasible use of
> resources). 

The classic description of public/private key architecture has the
public key being used to encrypt a session key.  Couldn't the same
session key be encrypted with multiple public keys?  Or is that the
"infeasible use of resources"?

Aaron Bentley
Director of Technology
PanoMetrics, Inc.

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