1993-08-08 - How does it really work, anyway?

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From: fergp@sytex.com (Paul Ferguson)
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From: fergp@sytex.com (Paul Ferguson)
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 93 18:50:16 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: How does it really work, anyway?
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As an aside, all this talk about anonymous remailers is intriguing.
Does anyone know with certainty what happens at the remailer site,
within the software process of stripping headers and the likes, where
the original sender of the message could be tracked? SENDMAIL logs,
What would be preferrable, in ideal scenario, would be that all traces
of the incoming message was discarded altogether. In this fashion, the
operator of the remailer would be less likely to be "persuaded" to
divulge the originator(s) of messages, if found in such a precarious

Paul Ferguson               |  "Government, even in its best state,
Network Integrator          |   is but a necessary evil; in its worst
Centreville, Virginia USA   |   state, an intolerable one."
fergp@sytex.com             |      - Thomas Paine, Common Sense
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