Subject: Re: IETF: trip to the NSA museum?
To: Ken Hornstein , Assar Westerlund <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-net
Date: 11/11/1999 11:02:32
On Wed, Nov 10, 1999 at 04:35:49PM -0500, Ken Hornstein wrote:
> >"Kevin Lahey" <> writes:
> >> The web page doesn't say this, but I've heard suggestions that the
> >> museum is only open to US citizens... :-(
> >
> >FYI: When I was there two years ago, I and Tatu Ylonen were let in and
> >they didn't ask anybody for any kind of ID.
> That is definately NOT true (about open to US Citizens only).  I think
> the newest crypto hardware they have there is the Engima, so it's
> not exactly giving anything secret away :-)

Hm... this might be true, but ...

the idea is to keep secret that there is newer crypto *ware than the Enigma,
(which you would guess by seeing the Enigma there in the open), so they have
to keep us out anyway.
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