1997-06-23 - Re: CP uses for the PGP 5.0 source

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From: Lucky Green <shamrock@netcom.com>
To: Steve Schear <cypherpunks@cyberpass.net
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UTC Datetime: 1997-06-23 00:11:49 UTC
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From: Lucky Green <shamrock@netcom.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 1997 08:11:49 +0800
To: Steve Schear <cypherpunks@cyberpass.net
Subject: Re: CP uses for the PGP 5.0 source
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At 04:41 PM 6/22/97 -0700, Steve Schear wrote:
>1. Remailer:  One reason remailers haven't been as popular as we've hoped
>is the need to operate separate, sometime difficult to use, remailer client
>software.  By integrating these and other functions into plug-ins, creation
>of persistant identities and integration with key generation and management
>can be simplified.

Type I remailers were a nice proof of concept. Nothing more. What you want
is a Mixmaster client similar to PGP 5.0. I doubt the PGP source will be of
much help for this task.

>2. Digital postage: 

Has nothing to do with PGP. A different problem entirely.

>ECash could really supply an economic shot in the arm for remailers, making
>possible commercial (read profitable) remailers.  It will also offer a
>ready-made market for accountless ecash, which will be available soon.
>Jeremey Barrett's higher level ecash API should greatly simplify ecash

Amen. What's the ETA?


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