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Re: Anonymity: A Modest Proposal

[email protected] wrote:

>On Wed, 18 Oct 1995, t byfield wrote:
>> At 9:42 AM 10/18/95, Hal wrote:
>>         Of course. The problem is that protocols as implemented permit
>> header-forging: it's a practical fact of the net, and one that maybe
>> shouldn't be overlooked on (basically vague) 'moral' grounds, any more than
>The courts can't overlook it either. There goes liability. If I posted 
>pirated software from this account, according to what you're saying, I could 
>claim a forgery and show reasonable doubt.

How difficult is it to forge headers?  How difficult is it to trace a
message to the actual sender if the header is forged?  Is there a way to
quantify traceability on a simple scale, for rough purposes?


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