Alice, Blake, Chloe and Dharma.

sonne kindaro at
Sun Jun 8 02:19:22 CEST 2014

Hi all. Hello, Mike Ashley

Reading gpg manuals, I wonder why the usual example agents of a
cryptography-related situation are called in an unusual way.

I notice that in related RFCs the usual Alice and Bob are used, and no
apparent trace of Chloe or Dharma.

Google doesn't reveal the origin of these names. The only pages I
found are either gnupg manual itself or excerpts thereof.

Could someone announce the name of the person that introduced these
names? Is there something we may know of their origin?

Since the gnupg manual I refer to appears to be last modified about
year 2000 A.D. I chose to address my questions to both the maintainer
and the community in case the maintainer's e-mail is somewhat

Thank you very much for your time.

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