1992-10-23 - Keystone

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From: pmetzger@shearson.com (Perry E. Metzger)
To: bill@anubis.network.com
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UTC Datetime: 1992-10-23 19:41:02 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 23 Oct 92 12:41:02 PDT

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From: pmetzger@shearson.com (Perry E. Metzger)
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 92 12:41:02 PDT
To: bill@anubis.network.com
Subject: Keystone
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>From: bill@anubis.network.com (Bill O'Hanlon)

>>I am very interested in seeing such a protocol standardized because I
>>have another use for it -- secure telephones. Given modern DSPs to do
>>and cheap V.32bis modems, excellent secure voice communications are
>>feasable. The presense of code in the public domain to handle secure
>>encrypted links could be easily dropped right in to this application.

>I've had much the same idea.  There are a lot of people out there with 
>PCs equipped with Soundblasters and V.32 modems.

>I can't think of a better way to fight back against that ridiculous
>FBI Telephone legislation.

Its not quite that simple. The amount of computing horsepower needed
to do a good digitized voice compression algorithm like CELP is way
beyond what a PC can do without a DSP. However, having most of the
link layer encryption stuff out of the way will make the rest of the
work much easier.