On Wed, Aug 04, 2004 at 03:38:35PM +0300, Mika Hirvonen wrote: > miguel writes: > > >Just wondering... with all this encryption permeating Freenet > >there remains a gaping hole through which the nazi's could saunter through > >with their spy tools and legal bypasses to incriminate any and all > >Freenetters > >they choose to incriminate... the ip address/port# of all. Even using a > >third party > >dns service wouldn't help. Maybe not this day, but in light of current > >trends in > >government policies, in the not-too-distant future they will be slipping > >in and snagging > >whomever they choose by the ip address and will thus render useless all > >Freenet anonymity measures. > >Is there not a way to spoof the ip addresses, or mask the ip addresses so > >that our uncles and big brothers can't come in and bring down the > >house(s)? > > Yes, it's trivial for Them to know whether someone runs a Freenet node or > not, but knowing what the user was doing with that node is an another > matter (assuming that the node is physically secure, has encrypted drives > and the user is invulnerable to rubber-hose cryptography).
It's not quite that easy; at least it shouldn't be (you can't portscan). But it is very easy to find large numbers of Freenet node operators. > > It is possible to write alternate transports for Freenet, though. For > example, nodes could use email disguised as spam, Usenet messages or other > non-obvious ways of communicating with each other. However, for this to > work at all, routing needs to be much more accurate, because the latency is > several orders of magnitude greater. It would also have to work on a trusted mesh topology, to minimize damage by defeating harvesting. -- Matthew J Toseland - [EMAIL PROTECTED] Freenet Project Official Codemonkey - http://freenetproject.org/ ICTHUS - Nothing is impossible. Our Boss says so.
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