[Standards-JIG] Re: The Great Encryption Debate

Nolan Eakins sneakin at semanticgap.com
Mon Aug 15 05:09:37 UTC 2005


Ian Paterson wrote:
  > Three very different e2e cases have been identified:
> 
>    A. One-to-one (including session, offline and object encryption)
>    B. One-to-many
>    C. Many-to-many

You can scratch many-to-many unless you want a bunch of people sharing a 
resource. Realistically it'll be one entity that publishes to many. 
Though there would be the case in which Alice forwards message to Bob, 
Bob forwards to Cathy, Cathy sends to the world. That's the closest 
you'll get to many-to-many, and that requires that signed and/or 
encrypted messages can get nested.

- Nolan




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