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syntax for cut lines
- To: [email protected]
- Subject: syntax for cut lines
- From: [email protected]
- Date: Tue, 24 Aug 93 11:08:11 EDT
- Original-From: anchor.ho.att.com!wcs (Bill_Stewart_HOY002_1305)
- Original-To: toad.com!cypherpunks
Mr. Anonymous sent the following to cypherpunks, through one remailer:
> > I think the Hall Remailer at <[email protected]> recognizes a
> > "cut line" of
> > --ignore--
> > I tried this and it failed the first time, but worked the second.
> > You should try a message to yourself before relying on it.
> Let us try it here and see how it works; the following line contains the
> kiss-off "ignore" and everything that shows beyond it was added without
> my intention:
And it worked...
I would recommend one change to the handling of cut lines like --ignore-- :
- leave the cut line in the message, just cut the stuff after it
This lets you use one --ignore-- line to chop of any trailers from multiple
remailers, so you don't risk building up a trail. Getting rid of the
first one is obviously the most critical, but the rest can also be a risk.
Also, someone has commented that most people who use anonymous remailers
test them by sending a message to themselves before sending it to their
real destination. If your intended recipient is on the same system
or group of systems that you are, this is a traffic analysis risk...