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Re: On the crime bill and remailers
At 05:45 PM 9/20/94 -0400, John Young wrote:
>Hal and Tim point to the vulnerability of the person running
>the remailer to being threatened through the equipment owner
Soon most remailers will be run on equipment owned by the operator. At the
last NJ computer show I attended, I could have purchased a 486/66 with a
paltry 250 meg HD for $999. Then all we have to worry about are the network
connections but in a few years, we'll be able to do high-speed "dial up"
connections from our home boxes to other (and different) systems anywhere on
the nets. Hard to track.
>This isolation and elimination (or co-optation) of a target has
>worked again and again to destroy networks once they become
>serious threats to law and order.
They can afford to intimidate a few remailers but "enforcement doesn't scale
well." (Another DCF quote.) Networks, software, and hardware scale much
better than enforcement resources. Swamping effect.