1997-06-04 - Re: Who “invented” remailers?

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From: mpd@netcom.com (Mike Duvos)
To: cypherpunks@cyberpass.net
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UTC Datetime: 1997-06-04 01:05:17 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 4 Jun 1997 09:05:17 +0800

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From: mpd@netcom.com (Mike Duvos)
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 1997 09:05:17 +0800
To: cypherpunks@cyberpass.net
Subject: Re: Who "invented" remailers?
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Phil writes:

> I agree that the Julf mailer had big problems operations wise but I fear 
> that the current mixmaster setup is a bit too unweildy for naive use.

I think the current level of remailer difficulty is just fine, thank-you. 

There is nothing inherently wrong in requiring a partial clue in order to
use a remailer successfully.  Services that the inbred can use too easily
generally get nuked due to excessive public attention.  Mailmasher strikes
me as one recent obvious example. 

For technology to have a reasonable lifetime, it must have functionality
somewhere in between impossible to use, and "click here to threaten the
life of the president." 

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