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Re: Zero-Knowledge Freedom AnonymousIP Whitepaper

> Zero-Knowledge has put up a draft of a whitepaper explaining the technical
> details of it's coming Freedom Internet Privacy system.
> The paper discusses the technical details of our AnonymousIP protocol and
> our Pseudonymous E-mail System.
> This is an early draft and comments/questions are appreciated.

Have algorithms been chosen? If I understand right, letting different users use
different algos would make some users' messages look different from others
while bouncing around in the network. I don't think anyone even suspects
3DES and a KEA cognate would fail.

The "topologically close" tradeoff (i.e, a gain in performance for an
unmeasured loss in security) seems to be more exploit-bait than optimization;
it might be wiser not to enable this part of automatic route selection by
default unless/until its effects on security are investigated more thoroughly.
At least give me a while to make an attack on it. :)

> People familiar with Mixmaster, PipeNet, Cypherpunk Remailers and Onion
> Routing will find this whitepaper to address many of the same problems with
> regards to Internet Anonymity & Privacy.
> The paper is available at http://www.zks.net/products/whitepapers.asp
> Thanks,
> Austin
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> Austin Hill                                   Zero-Knowledge Systems Inc.
> President                                                Montreal, Quebec
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> PGP Fingerprints
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> keys available at
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