1993-03-01 - Re: anon user on cypherpunks list

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From: Johan Helsingius <julf@penet.FI>
To: Eric Hughes <hughes@soda.berkeley.edu>
Message Hash: 3769a09b96482acc49b6a563ed3a201bf31fa5c02207713bceaffeecc1854372
Message ID: <9303011333.aa10348@penet.penet.FI>
Reply To: <9302281755.AA13087@soda.berkeley.edu>
UTC Datetime: 1993-03-01 12:25:51 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 1 Mar 93 04:25:51 PST

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From: Johan Helsingius <julf@penet.FI>
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 93 04:25:51 PST
To: Eric Hughes <hughes@soda.berkeley.edu>
Subject: Re: anon user on cypherpunks list
In-Reply-To: <9302281755.AA13087@soda.berkeley.edu>
Message-ID: <9303011333.aa10348@penet.penet.FI>
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> I would suggest bouncing mail to "an" style addresses unless a
> pseudonym has been declared; the bounce message would, of course,
> contain instructions on how to obtain a pseudonym or use the "na"
> form.

This only works if the From: lines of postings show the "na" form, but
this breaks the "historical" expectations of current users.

> Therefore, I would suggest that a second version of the pseudonymous
> system at penet do away with automatic generation and support multiple
> pseudonyms.

I might even try to do it in the current version. I might have worked
out a way that doesn't break too much of the current functionality.