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Re: how bad is IPETEE?

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Eric Rescorla)
Wed Jul 16 10:50:56 2008

Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 17:42:56 -0700
From: Eric Rescorla <ekr@networkresonance.com>
To: "Leichter, Jerry" <leichter_jerrold@emc.com>
Cc: Eugen Leitl <eugen@leitl.org>,
	Cryptography List <cryptography@metzdowd.com>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SOL.4.61.0807151829020.1009@mental>

At Tue, 15 Jul 2008 18:33:10 -0400 (EDT),
Leichter, Jerry wrote:
> For an interesting discussion of IPETEE, see:
> www.educatedguesswork.org/moveabletype/archives/2008/07/ipetee.html
> Brief summary:  This is an initial discussion - the results of a
> drinking session - that got leaked as an actual proposal.  The
> guys behind it are involved with The Pirate Bay.  The goal is
> to use some form of opportunistic encryption to make as much
> Internet traffic as possible encrypted as quickly as possible -
> which puts all kinds of constraints on a solution, which in
> turn also necessarily weakens the solution (e.g., without some
> required configuration, there's no way you can avoid MITM
> attacks) and forces odd compromises.

I also have a followup post at:


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