Paper 2005/187

How To Exchange Secrets with Oblivious Transfer

Michael O. Rabin


The original paper does not have an abstract. This is a scanned version of the original hand written manuscript of this paper. It appeared in print as a Harvard University Technical Report, but at some point the university ran out of copies. At that time copies of the hand written version started to circulate, and were the only ones available. As access to these copies has become difficult I have scanned my copy of the paper and I'm posting it on the web for others to read. *Note that the manuscript has a different title, but the paper is most commonly (if not only) cited with this title. Thus, I assume that it should continue to be cited in this manner with reference to the original technical report.

Note: Scanned and typeset version produced by Tal Rabin and Mohammad Sadeq Dousti.

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Published elsewhere. Harvard University Technical Report 81
Oblivious Transfer
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talr @ watson ibm com
2011-10-18: revised
2005-06-22: received
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      title = {How To Exchange Secrets with Oblivious Transfer},
      howpublished = {Cryptology ePrint Archive, Paper 2005/187},
      year = {2005},
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