also sprach David Wagner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [2003.09.13.2306 +0200]:
> You're absolutely right.  Quantum cryptography *assumes* that you
> have an authentic, untamperable channel between sender and
> receiver. The standard quantum key-exchange protocols are only
> applicable when there is some other mechanism guaranteeing that
> the guy at the other end of the fibre optic cable is the guy you
> wanted to talk to, and that noone else can splice into the middle
> of the cable and mount a MITM attack.

Uh, so if I have a channel of that sort, why don't I send cleartext?

martin;              (greetings from the heart of the sun.)
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