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Re: [freehaven-dev] Onion Routing / Freedom use dedicated servers: why?

At 09:13 AM 4/12/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>Others seem to "propose" a similar model as tarzan.  Why don't the major
>deployed systems?  P2P wasn't in vogue?  They wanted better efficiency and
>But the room of my question:  can anyone think of any practical,
>engineering problems that make the Tarzan design (clients ~ servers)
>impractical or more insurmountable?   Definately a thing to muse about
>before we might start protocol and system building in earnest.

I'll quickly throw out two things that I should have included in previous

	-- naming - we need to use some distributed key-value lookup system
		such as Chord, which is definately more complex that having
		a static topology for overlay network, so we can build routing
		tables by hand.

	-- PKI - Freedom goes into some depth about key maintenance and 
		rotation.  This probably will be quite a headache.


"Not all those who wander are lost."                  mfreed@mit.edu