Re: info challenge

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sat Feb 19 2000 - 14:17:21 MST

Dan McGuirk wrote:

> In this situation, Charlie has to trust Bravo at least to identify the
> right Alpha ...

Thanks to all who helped educate me on the info challenge.
In retrospect, the question is too easy: the sitch calls for Charlie
to trust Bravo, otherwise Charlie has no way of knowing Alpha
and Bravo are not the same person. If Charlie *does* trust Bravo,
then Charlie could send the info in an email enclosure and tell Bravo
not to open the enclosure if s/he doesnt want to know the info. If
Bravo is trustworthy, then this is as good as encryption. If Charlie
trusts Bravo enough to willingly tell Bravo the info [had Bravo
asked] then everything works. If Charlie is *unwilling* to trust
Bravo with the info, then s/he would not pass it to the unknown
Alpha. spike

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