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Re: Random chaff [was: more work for Grobbages]

On Fri, 2009-09-18 at 04:25 -0400, grarpamp wrote:
> Nodes usually have a max bandwitch set.
> Nodes often comsume less than this.
> All node to node traffic is encrypted.
> Perhaps implement a random stream generator
> that only runs when it or its chosen path has
> free bandwidth, tags its traffic as chaff, pipes
> it through some number of nodes, or if it has
> idle neighbors, and ultimtely sink it somewhere.
> It would be even harder to follow an actual client
> dl/ul stream if things were maybe udp with the stream reassembly
> info inside each onion wrapped cell. Or something
> like that. No doubt this is old ideas.

Indeed it is, and it's my understanding that this doesn't really work.
More astute minds than I can explain in full, but you can render this
sort of safeguard useless quite easily.