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Re: wrt joao damas' DLV talk on wednesday

  • From: Randy Bush
  • Date: Tue Jun 13 18:36:36 2006

>>> therefore registrars (like alice's... remember alice? this is a song about
>>> alice)
>> ( first, i suspect much of the confusion could come from your
>> thinking that the place up on skyline is *the* alice's restaurant.
>> it isn't.  the real one was in stockbridge, mass, and rather
>> short-lived.  so you can see why one might wonder about isc's
>> validation methods.  :-)
> Actually, Paul might have been talking about Alice, Bob, and Mike.
> Well knows personages in cryptography circles.  Alice and Bob want to
> exchange keys Mike is in the middle trying to figure out what alice and
> Bob are up to and also trying to thwart the exchange if possible.  Or
> at the very least, gain knowledge of the keys so that Mike can read
> Alice's and Bob's message traffic.

actually, in a brilliant demonstration of fair use of copyrighted
lyrics, paul was quoting directly from the song about alice's
restaurant.  well, actually, despite saying so, it's not much about
the restaurant at all.  "and the restaurant is not called alice's
restaurant, that's just the name of the song."

although i occasionally slum in the security community, i am not
aware of a similar song about alice, bob, and mike; though i am
more used to other attackers than mike.

it might help if you were a 20-something in the '60s.  then again,
it is not helping me a lot these years.

but perhaps we have gone adrift.