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Re: Attacks on remailers

On Aug 22, 11:02pm, [email protected] wrote:
> Subject: Attacks on remailers

Please pardon the previous mail.  My new mailer's "send" button jumped into
the path of my mouse and got run down.


The best protection against traffic analysis I've seen is to make sure that
there is no information available from the traffic content, timing or

The first can be done by encrypting all header information, as well as
message contents.  Thanks to public-key, we have a chance to do that.

The others can be handled by making sure that the traffic timing and volume
are constant.  The luxurious way to do this is by keeping a continuous
traffic stream going.  We could do this more economically by sending daily
messages (same time(s) each day) of constant length -- both between each of
us and each remailer and between the remailers.  This limits the maximum
bandwidth per person but clobbers traffic analysis.

- Carl