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[freehaven-dev] Want to read my thesis?
"The Free Haven Project: Design and Deployment of an
Anonymous Secure Data Haven"
I have a thesis. It's not quite done yet. But it's pretty close. And it's
due on Monday, so it's going to be done by Monday. :)
(Actually, I've already gotten Prof Rivest to sign off on it, so it's
really only a matter of making it a nice document now. But that's the
whole point, right?)
If you've just finished all your finals and you're interested in helping
out, that would be most appreciated. Comments on as much or as little
as you'd like (big picture or little) would be great.
And I think parts of it are really cool reading, also.
http://freehaven.net/doc/freehaven.ps is what you want, or maybe
http://freehaven.net/doc/freehaven.pdf (same document, different format)
(You can pick the .tex files out of http://freehaven.net/doc/ if you
prefer, starting with freehaven.tex.)
I'll be editing and adding sections over the next few days, of course.
In sending me comments, mention the timestamp of the copy you're using.
(Formatting, including footnotes/references, is still greatly in flux.)
I've included the current abstract here, just to pique your curiosity:
The Free Haven Project aims to deploy a system for distributed data
storage which is robust against attempts by powerful adversaries to
find and destroy stored data. Free Haven uses a secure mixnet for
communication, and it emphasizes distributed, reliable, and anonymous
storage over efficient retrieval. We provide an outline of a formal
definition of anonymity, to help characterize the protection that Free
Haven provides and to help compare related services. We also provide
some background from case law about anonymous speech and anonymous
publication, and examine some of the ethical and moral implications
of an anonymous publishing service. Some of the problems Free Haven
addresses include providing sufficient accountability without sacrificing
anonymity, building trust between servers based entirely on their observed
behavior, and providing user interfaces that will make the system easy