TAZ servers and the rewebber network: Enabling anonymous publishing on the world wide web

Ian Goldberg, David Wagner


The World Wide Web has recently matured enough to provide everyday users with an extremely cheap publishing mechanism. However, the current WWW architecture makes it fundamentally difficult to provide content without identifying yourself. We examine the problem of anonymous publication on the WWW, propose a design suitable for practical deployment, and describe our implementation. Some key features of our design include universal accessibility by preexisting clients, short persistent names, security against social, legal, and political pressure, protection against abuse, and good performance.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v3i4.586

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