1993-06-15 - Re: REMAIL: X-Discard header line added

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From: Nickey MacDonald <i6t4@jupiter.sun.csd.unb.ca>
To: Chael Hall <nowhere@bsu-cs.bsu.edu>
Message Hash: 45748d43c8c49ac4ae98f6b1e7ec722ddd1a72a19e6858ee92f94dc1bd8e07f4
Message ID: <Pine.3.05.9306151329.A26368-b100000@jupiter>
Reply To: <9306151537.AA07449@bsu-cs.bsu.edu>
UTC Datetime: 1993-06-15 16:10:48 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 15 Jun 93 09:10:48 PDT

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From: Nickey MacDonald <i6t4@jupiter.sun.csd.unb.ca>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 93 09:10:48 PDT
To: Chael Hall <nowhere@bsu-cs.bsu.edu>
Subject: Re: REMAIL: X-Discard header line added
In-Reply-To: <9306151537.AA07449@bsu-cs.bsu.edu>
Message-ID: <Pine.3.05.9306151329.A26368-b100000@jupiter>
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On Tue, 15 Jun 1993, Chael Hall wrote:

>      An idea I just had was to make the X-Discard have a counter.  If
> the number is greater than zero, decrement it and forward the message
> to another known remailer.  If it is less than one or non-numeric,
> discard the message.  Right now, it just discards whatever message
> has that header.

Seems like a very good idea, at least for the short term, to generate
traffic.  Just make sure that you do not accept a value for X-Discard that
is too large, or else you'll find the same message floating around
(Internet Worm sytle) when you *don't* need any extra traffic!  If you
wanted to really have fun, you could also add X-Discarded-By to keep a
list of all sites the message has visitied, and make sure the same message
doesn't cycle through the same site too many times.

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