Accession Number:

ADA465713

Title:

Synchronous Batching: From Cascades to Free Routes

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

FREE HAVEN PROJECT

Report Date:

2004-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The variety of possible anonymity network topologies has spurred much debate in recent years. In a synchronous batching design, each batch of messages enters the mix network together, and the messages proceed in lockstep through the network. We show that a synchronous batching strategy can be used in various topologies, including a free-route network, in which senders choose paths freely, and a cascade network, in which senders choose from a set of fixed paths. We show that free-route topologies can provide better anonymity as well as better message reliability in the event of partial network failure.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE