AP3: Cooperative, Decentralized Anonymous Communication
- Alan Mislove
Dan S. Wallach
- This paper describes a cooperative overlay network that
provides anonymous communication services for participating users. The Anonymizing
Peer-to-Peer Proxy (AP3) system provides clients with three primitives: (i)
anonymous message delivery, (ii) anonymous channels, and (iii) secure pseudonyms.
AP3 is designed to be lightweight, low-cost and provides ``probable innocence''
anonymity to participating users, even under a large-scale coordinated attack
by a limited fraction of malicious overlay nodes. Additionally, we use AP3's
primitives to build novel anonymous group communication facilities (multicast
and anycast), which shield the identity of both publishers and subscribers.
- 11th ACM SIGOPS European Workshop (Leuven, Belgium), September
- PDF (86 kbytes)
Dan Wallach, CS
Department, Rice University
Fri 10-Sep-2004 13:12