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Re: Remailer Attack (fwd)



On 26 Sep 1997 23:18:00 -0500, Jim Choate <[email protected]> wrote:

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>Forwarded message:
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>> Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 19:17:11 -0700
>> From: Tim May <[email protected]>
>> Subject: Re: Remailer Attack (fwd)
>

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>> And I mentioned this specifically.
>
>I'll grant you mentioned digital postage. This simply is not robust enough
>to handle the world of a commercial remailer operator. We'll just have to
>agree to disagree here because the standard digital postage argument simply
>doesn't sway me to support it.
>

What's wrong with the idea of digital postage?  What else do you have in
mind?


There are a couple of problems that arise when money in any form gets
involved:

1)  refunds:  If one remailer in a chain fails to deliver a message, How
does a user get a refund without having the message traced back to him?

2)  Business/Gov't dishonesty:  Imagine if 50% of all remailers are owned
and operated by the same company.  Now imagine if that company did not have
the same morality/ideaology as we do.  Now imagine if that same company was
LEA friendly. I don't think I need to tell you why this is a bad thing.