Accession Number:

ADA465126

Title:

Anonymous Connections and Onion Routing

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR HIGH ASSURANCE COMPUTING SYSTEMS (CHACS)

Report Date:

1997-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Onion Routing provides anonymous connections that are strongly resistant to both eavesdropping and traffic analysis. Unmodified Internet applications can use these anonymous connections by means of proxies. The proxies may also make communication anonymous by removing identifying information from the data stream. Onion routing has been implemented on Sun Solaris 2.X with proxies for Web browsing, remote logins, and e-mail. This papers contribution is a detailed specification of the implemented onion routing system, a vulnerability analysis based on this specification, and performance results.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE