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Re: Answer by perfect-privacy.com Re: perfect-privacy.com, Family specifications, etc.

     On Thu, 20 May 2010 12:31:17 +0200 Moritz Bartl <tor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>On 20.05.2010 06:25, Roger Dingledine wrote:
>> The trouble here is that if we make family declarations one-sided, then
>> I can tell everybody that I'm in blutmagie's family (and X's family and
>> Y's family and Z's family and ...), and suddenly I'm influencing the
>> path selection of other clients in a way I shouldn't be able to.
>Maybe it is a misunderstanding on my side, but I agree with Scott. How
>could this influence the network in a way that one can speak of an
>"attack"? My idea was that by stating a family, I say that *my node*
>musn't be used in a circuit together with other members of that family,
>no more, no less.
>So, by misconfiguring the family on my side, I cannot hurt the network
>more than (in the extreme) by running no node at all.
     Exactly.  Thank you, Moritz.  Roger just didn't read what Bruce wrote.

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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