Encrypted Traffic Integration: A Persistent Challenge

When the operators and government representatives first met at Vienna in 1850 to work out the arrangements for connecting electrical telegraph networks across borders, they wrestled with a problem that has remained a persistent challenge ever since.  The problem was the handling of communication traffic in Morse binary code by users pursuing perfect end-to-end encryption.  In an attempt by users to keep their traffic messages from being read by anyone except for the intended recipient, they developed mathematical techniques for encrypting them, i.e., rendering them unintelligible and essentially invisible, along the transmission path.

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