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Re: Is it desirable to prevent users from choosing their own circuits?

--- On Fri, 10/2/09, Brian Mearns <bmearns@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Interestingly, "Applied Cryptography" (by Bruce Schneier)
> briefly discusses a distributed timestamping protocol that uses a
> hash of the content to be stamped in order to select which nodes will
> provide the stamp, the idea being that the requester can't simply
> choose to use nodes he controls in order to forge the timestamp. 

This would likely only work if the person attempting 
to timestamp something does not control what he is 
attempting to timestamp in the first place.  In other 
words, if the attacker cannot choose his input, he 
cannot force an output.


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