Crypto (secret) – nector (bind)

Welcome to my blog. My name is Nicolas Williams, and I’m a software engineer and erstwhile sysadmin.  I’ve over fifteen years of experience with Unix systems, specifically Solaris, and over nine years of experience engineering the Internet (so to speak).

This blog’s name derives from the Greek for secret (‘crypto’) and the Latin for bind (‘nector’). This is an allusion to my work on channel binding, a cryptographic protocol technique.  Of course, some Latin/Greek combination of ‘channel’ and ‘binding’ would have been better, but for the fact that I couldn’t find one that sounded right.  The name I settled on has the benefit of sounding like a portemanteau of “cryptography” and “connector”, though that was not my intention.

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