1994-06-14 - Re: As I delurk, a question… (Clipper)

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From: “Perry E. Metzger” <perry@imsi.com>
To: roy@sendai.cybrspc.mn.org (Roy M. Silvernail)
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UTC Datetime: 1994-06-14 23:16:10 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 14 Jun 94 16:16:10 PDT

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From: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry@imsi.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 94 16:16:10 PDT
To: roy@sendai.cybrspc.mn.org (Roy M. Silvernail)
Subject: Re: As I delurk, a question... (Clipper)
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Roy M. Silvernail says:
> > Secondly, what do they hope to achieve with this whole Clipper thing?
> > Given that they are aware that strong crypto exists and is publicly
> > available around the world, what can they gain by pushing Clipper?
> That's the nagging question, isn't it?

The motive seems obvious to me. Although they know they can't get
everyone, they hope to stop alternate standards and to get as much of
the traffic as they can. Its what I'd do in their shoes -- not that
I'd be in their shoes.