The *FOUR* Best Things From Redmond (Postponed!) Presented by Robert Brown at a later date…
There were a couple of humorous posts to the KLUG Members mailing list that suggested that perhaps the postponement was because of the failure to come up with four good things from Microsoft. ODBC was certainly one good thing to come out of Redmond’s campus. Can you come up with three more good things? If you say IE6, Office XP, and Outlook Express… you are profoundly mistaken.
THE ONION ROUTER PROJECT MPEG Video Presentation by Roger Dingledine
Tor's technology aims to provide Internet users with protection against "traffic analysis," a form of network surveillance that threatens personal anonymity and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.
Roger said he tells his grandparent that he works with communicating privately, he tells his computer community peers that he works with anonymity networks, and the military people hear that he works with traffic analysis resistant communication networks.
The question was posed, "Who needs anonymity?" Different models were discussed including remailers, mixing servers, and proxy servers. Multiple TOR servers replicating encrypted data to hide source and target. Location Hidden Servers were discussed for their strategic benefits.
TOR was a response to a need. Running since October 2003, there are 150 TOR server nodes worldwide with 15,000 users generating over 50,000 hits a day. The bandwidth traffic is 5 to 10 Mbs. Three deep encrypted mixing of traffic. Looks just like a SOCKS proxy to the client. Supports BSD, Mac OS X, Solaris, Windows, and Linux platforms.
READ THIS FOR MORE INFO ON TOR SOFTWARE INSTALL & ROGER DINGLEDINE Onion routing application Tor makes PCWorld's top 100 by Jason Holt 07/04/05 http://www.ieee-security.org/Cipher/PastIssues/2005/E67.Jul-2005/E67.Jul-2005.txt Larger social political issues are represented by this project. Privacy and security are needed and in fact are the preferred state of internet user communications. Anonymity is the cornerstone of your right to privacy. Free speech is the ideal and secure private speech is the insurance that this exists.
A big round of applause for Mark Jones who stepped up and put this presentation together on 24 hours notice. There was as much fun getting the MPEG display technology configured as the watching of the the Norway Linux Users Group (NLUG) movie. Lots of humor and open source perspective in both. THANKS MARK!!!