1993-01-25 - Coupled programs

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From: Eric Hughes <hughes@soda.berkeley.edu>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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From: Eric Hughes <hughes@soda.berkeley.edu>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 93 15:09:59 PST
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Coupled programs
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Matthew Rapaport writes:
>At least not until the BBS operators and writers agree
>on some standardized API so people like me and other third parties
>can write PC based interfaces in a language of our choice. 

This is exactly the goal.  For example, zmodem has a widespread
deployment and a public specification.  What needs to happen for
cryptography is the development of such protocols for key exchange,
signatures, and other cryptographic entities.