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[NOT NOISE] Jena Remailer
[email protected] wrote to All:
w> My appologies in advance to the list for this noise. Dear Anonymous,
w> if there is another way to contact you, please let it be known so that
w> this need not involve the 1500 others on the list.
Noise? Are you on drugs? This is one of the relatively few _on-topic_
threads on this damned list these days!
If 1500 other folks can be made to give a try to the Jenaer Remailer
then this thread has served a very useful and salutary purpose.
>> 4: Account is automatically established and should work
w> As soon as the mail arrives, that is correct. If it was lost by using
w> a non-operational remailer, or by sending a misformatted mail, then it
w> will not.
I believe this was the problem; several of the remailers were choking
right when I was doing this experiment. Indeed, I had to post my reply
to you here FOUR times through otherwise reliable remailers before it
ever showed up.
w> It may be lag, it may not be. I recommend that you create a test nym,
w> with minimal anonymity (no remailers, send everything directly to
w> jena) and, after waiting several hours to ensure that the key was
w> added, send a mail from your nym to your own account. If you get no
w> mail after several hours, something is wrong.
This is mechanically a sound suggestion, but I believe that it is a
primary security measure to avoid any direct contact with fresh remailer,
even using a waste account.
>> w> - Never request a delivery to your real Email address.
>> So here's what I really want to know: When/if the new account is up
>> and running, how _does_ one discreetly retrieve his mail? I don't
>> see how, other than to have it sent to alt.anonymous.messages via a
>> mail2news netmail address such as
>> [email protected] and then pick through the
>> mess there until some cyphertext message responds to his right key.
w> That's exactly right. We need better message pools. Actually, what
w> is needed is a email message pool, because of the lag and uncertainly
w> of Usenet. But that's a project for another day.
>From a security standpoint, to say nothing of the netmail load, I should
prefer not to use an e-mail pool, but the daunting load of spam and
clueless messages in a.a.m is a nuisance, and you are surely right about
the vagaries of Usenet connectivity.
My first thought was to have them sent to a non-autopinging *.test ng
via a well-tested parsing mail2news gate, but some autopingers ping ALL
*.test traffic passing through a site. If these ping messages didn't
get automatically bitbucketed at the remailer site, this could be a
problem for the operator.
Anyway, let's see what happens with today's tests...