Email tapping by ISPs, forwarder addresses, and crypto proxies

Eugen Leitl eugen at
Sun Jul 18 03:23:06 PDT 2004

On Sat, Jul 17, 2004 at 02:06:40PM -0700, Bill Stewart wrote:

> On the other hand, 100,000 employees times two disk drives per desktop
> and a few departmental servers can get you that much capacity.

I understand there is this thing called a black budget. The production
rate limit of plain text is human fingers. If you want to keep it all
online, your burn rate is a kilobuck/day for hardware.

Filtering traffic to extract relevant parts is going to cost a bit more,
especially if you're using centralized taps and not server clouds in the

For those of you who have worked at major ISPs, can the fact that traffic is
routed through a few "customer" boxes be hidden from employees?

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