1997-02-05 - Re: AltaVista Tunnel

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From: Anil Das <das@sgi.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: 7064edccff5afa40d91511ebdbad2f09adcd086b32bd0839997ebf14c5d01d95
Message ID: <32F87394.167E@sgi.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-02-05 11:32:45 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 5 Feb 1997 03:32:45 -0800 (PST)

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From: Anil Das <das@sgi.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 1997 03:32:45 -0800 (PST)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: AltaVista Tunnel
In-Reply-To: <5d7v6a$baq@fido.asd.sgi.com>
Message-ID: <32F87394.167E@sgi.com>
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Rick Osborne wrote:
> He triumphantly exclaimed that the encryption was 128-bit, but when
> I said "128-bit what?" he cowered and muttered that he didn't know and went
> on with his little speech.  The rest of my crypto-specific questions met
> with equal dark stares.  And these are the people setting industry standards...

I should be happy that you are bashing a competitor and all, but give
them a break, OK? The marketing dweeb who has to do product pitches
on roadshows is not the same as the design engineer who designs the
system and sets technical standards. There can be a big difference in
technical knowledge about the product, and even basic competency,
between the two.

Anil Das