dispatches from the front lines of anonymity
hughes at soda.berkeley.edu
Sun Feb 28 10:09:40 PST 1993
>A more important matter is the way the group should be implemented.
>Moderated or unmoderated doesn`t matter, as the server already knows how
>to send messages to moderated groups to the moderator.
Actually, I was thinking that whistleblower at anon.penet.fi would _be_
the moderator. Then you just post directly. All the messages would
come from that address, and no id's would be assigned. Since all
messages are from "whistleblower", replies to a poster go right back
out to the list, also anonymized.
It's actually a much simpler system than is currently implemented,
since id's arenit involved at all.
>Pros are that it would make it very hard to track down the real
>poster, cons that it would be impossible to tell the different
>posters from each other, thus not enabling informers to earn good or
>bad reputations, unless they include key signatures or something.
PGP 2.1 contains the cleartext-signature feature, and the periodic
posting to the list should mention this. This allows a real pseudonym
to develop, just like we want.
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