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#40 handling received remixed messages

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nobody
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2003-01-15
2003-01-15
Peter Palfrader
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<slrnb2alav.1bg.lusenet-200202@valiant.palfrader.org>

> I'm simply wondering if after the mix layer is
decrypted whether the
> cpunk message goes back out onto the internet to
return to the remailer
> before decrypting, or if it's all done in one swoop.

I didn't know either but your question led me
investigate how it was
implemented. Apparently Mixmaster decrypts the
mix-message and then
sends on the cpunk message (to itself). This may sound
bad but apart
from adding more latency this not quite that evil:
since mixmaster is
usually used on unix systems that have their own
MailTransferAgent the
mail is injected into Mix immediatly again without ever
going on to the
Internet. Still, I guess this should be changed.

Further investigation indicate it is actually bad in
the case of middleman remailers as the received ReMixed
messages get randhoped [sic!]. Hence a higher priority.

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