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Re: Latency, bandwidth, and anonymity
Wei Dai wrote:
> Are there any theoritical tools developed especially for this type
> of analysis? If so, can anyone provide some references?
No, this is too small a community for such tools to exist
off-the-shelf. Start with the standard mix papers, mentioned here
often. Also, Hal Finney made a first stab at a more careful
calculation of just how well remailer's do their job...this was about
half a year ago, as I recall.
> So, the situation: high-latency, low-bandwidth e-mail remailers
> the goal: low-latency, high-bandwidth interactive A/V type anonymity, but
> this seems too far away
The goal for whom? I find IRC a waste of time, so "anonymous
audivisual" is not even on my radar screen of things of interest. I
think it's >10 years off.
> Perhaps we can tackle the problems of latency and bandwidth seperately.
> That is, develop 2 sets of anonymity tools:
> 1. low-latency, low-bandwidth, for use in textual interactions such as MUD
> and IRC
> 2. high-latency, high-bandwidth, for non-interactive A/V use, perhaps
> anonymous TV broadcasting
Think market. I don't see anyone paying for this until costs drop
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