Peer to Peer Freedom of Speech
Posted Dec 12, 2003 11:04 UTC (Fri) by flok
Parent article: Peer to Peer Freedom of Speech
When a node sends a request to one of its peers, there is no reason to assume that the request actually originated on that node as nodes will forward requests that they receive, but cannot satisfy. Any response that is generated to a node is likewise not necessarily ultimately bound for that node and could be the response to a request that was forwarded by the node. With a sufficient number of nodes and amount of traffic, no analysis of the traffic to or from nodes will reveal the true source and destinations of the requests. This stands in stark contrast to the more common peer-to-peer networks where, once the content is found, a direct connection is made from the destination to the source to retrieve the content.
This is exactly what Cloudish does! (and it uses SSL)
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