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Re: forging headers
You need to send the entire headers, including such things as recieved
lines. Looking over those lines carefully will probably provide some
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| So I got this message. How would someone identify the sender of this
| message? I'm writing an article on anonymity, with some discussion of
| remailers, and want to argue that forging already permits people to raise
| the costs of tracing significantly, anonymous remailers or no.
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| >Date: Tue, 24 Oct 95 16:07:08 -0400
| >Apparently-To: [email protected]
| >X-UIDL: 814570964.056
| >> How difficult is it to forge headers? How difficult is it to trace a
| >> message to the actual sender if the header is forged?
| >Not very difficult at all (to forge, that is). This is a quick and dirty
| >example that should be somewhat traceable. If you want pointers on how to
| >trace it, post the whole thing, including headers, to cypherpunks.
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