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forging headers

So I got this message.  How would someone identify the sender of this
message?  I'm writing an article on anonymity, with some discussion of
remailers, and want to argue that forging already permits people to raise
the costs of tracing significantly, anonymous remailers or no.  


>From: [email protected]
>Date: Tue, 24 Oct 95 16:07:08 -0400
>Apparently-To: [email protected]
>X-UIDL: 814570964.056
>> How difficult is it to forge headers?  How difficult is it to trace a
>> message to the actual sender if the header is forged?
>Not very difficult at all (to forge, that is).  This is a quick and dirty
>example that should be somewhat traceable.  If you want pointers on how to
>trace it, post the whole thing, including headers, to cypherpunks.