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[freehaven-dev] mixmaster RPM

Some update on the idea we kicked around a while back of "hey, make a
mixnet RPM!" 

The "frog hit too??" refers to the alleged seizure by French police of the
"Frog" anon remailer...

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sun, 7 May 2000 13:13:10 -0400 (EDT)
From: admin@mixmaster.shinn.net
To: David A Molnar <dmolnar@fas.harvard.edu>
Subject: Re: Frog Hit Too???

> > If someone is interested in becoming a remop, and needs help - then 
> > please feel free to contact me and I'll help you setup your own 
> > remailer.  Join the fight for freedom and make a difference.  
> > Become a remop today!    
> > :-)
> Some friends of mine and I were thinking about putting together a Red
> Hat RPM (or source RPM) of Mixmaster 2.9b and a script to set it up as a
> middleman remailer. Would this be useful? 
> We got caught up in the problem of how to announce the new middleman to
> the rest of the world. What's the best way to do that?

Two places, on the remops mailing list and of course, on the a.p.a. newsgroup.

The remops list is good, because it gives other remops a chance to get
the new remailers keys and capabilities strings into rotation, before 
the users try to use the new remailer in their chains.
> The idea is to get lots of people to run middleman remailers --
> middlemen b/c they are presumed less vulnerable to the spam attacks and
> flooding which would get people kicked off their ISPs and so on. You
> know, a "one-touch remop" package. 
> What do you think?

Sounds great!  And making it all into an RPM would make it very easy
for a user to setup a remailer.  BTW, you don't need root to setup a
remailer, so a user could setup a middleman remailer on any system 
they have an account on.

Let me know if you need help setting up the RPM.