From: Len Sassaman <rabbi@ab...> - 2004-09-07 21:42:12
[Forwarded for Adam. I should have a new mailing list home for the
mixmaster lists RSN. --Len. ]
Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2004 22:00:28 +0100
From: Adam Back <adam@...>
CC: mixmaster-devel@..., adam@...
Subject: Re: ATTN: All QS users
(This is about mix of mixmaster, mail2news gateways and hashcash. Some
m2n gateways require hashcash as a means to throttle USENET floods).
Maybe we could add a hashcash (or "hc=<bits>") capability string to
mixmaster, and support for creating hashcash to mixmaster.
To do this I think we would need to standardize the string to the
remailer address. (Using "fluffy bunny" rather than remailer@...
does not add anything to security and detracts from usability IMO).
It should not be so hard. Minting hashcash is super easy in coding
terms. I might be persuaded to add the code even or help out.
I have Cc'd this post to the mixmaster-dev list.
> This hashcash requirement presents a problem for some of you. If you
> exit the network via panta, headed for the news without hashcash, your
> message will be discarded and replaced with a post to your thread,
> saying a message did have not have the required hashcash. Maybe a
> person does not even know the substitute message is his or hers.