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I am trying to find the article to reference when discussing the Diffie-Hellman key exchange.

According to Wikipedia Hellman said that

The system...has since become known as Diffie–Hellman key exchange. While that system was first described in a paper by Diffie and me, it is a public key distribution system, a concept developed by Merkle, and hence should be called 'Diffie–Hellman–Merkle key exchange' if names are to be associated with it. I hope this small pulpit might help in that endeavor to recognize Merkle's equal contribution to the invention of public key cryptography.

Any ideas where I can find the original article? The wikipedia link itself is dead.

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  • $\begingroup$ You can find it on Ralph Merkles website. $\endgroup$
    – DrLecter
    Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 18:29
  • $\begingroup$ Do you have direct link, I cannot find the article. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 19:22
  • $\begingroup$ Here is the paper and here the story. $\endgroup$
    – DrLecter
    Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 19:24
  • $\begingroup$ I am trying to find Hellman's acknowledgement itself, not the paper. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 19:26

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The oral interview can be found at: http://conservancy.umn.edu/bitstream/11299/107353/1/oh375mh.pdf

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  • $\begingroup$ Ha of course. I found it there also, but wasn't sure if that was exactly what you were looking for so I left you the more general link in case it wasn't. $\endgroup$
    – Minkus CNB
    Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 19:32
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The source of that quote is:

Hellman, M. E. (2002). An overview of public key cryptography. IEEE Communications Magazine, 40(5), 42-49.

That paper is currently available here:

https://netlab.ulusofona.pt/im/teoricas/OverviewPublicKeyCryptography.pdf

Here's the complete quote:

The system I called the ax1x2 system in this paper has since become known as Diffie-Hellman key exchange. While that system was first described in a paper by Diffie and me, it is a public key distribution system, a concept developed by Merkle, and hence should be called "Diffie-Hellman-Merkle key exchange" if names are to be associated with it. I hope this small pulpit might help in that endeavor to recognize Merkle's equal contribution to the invention of public key cryptography. Space does not permit an explanation of the quirk of fate that seems to have deprived Merkle of the credit he deserves, but a quirk it is.

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