[noise] Are boxes intended to ever be used independently of pipes?

Watson Ladd watsonbladd at gmail.com
Wed Jul 23 19:49:08 PDT 2014

On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 6:34 PM, Stephen Touset <stephen at squareup.com> wrote:
> Is there any intent for Noise Boxes to be used standalone (e.g., like gpg output)?
> If not, why not? If so, is there an “official” way to bypass deriving ephemeral keys through a handshake? This will obviously leak the identity of (at a minimum) the recipient, but it seems like it would potentially be a useful feature.

Not necessarily: a recipient can attempt decryption and only succeed
if it was in fact for them. This is a cheap way to achieve anonymity.
I don't know if the current design achieves it: I've not taken a close look yet.

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