Pairing-Based Onion Routing [was Re: Proposal 107]

Watson Ladd watsonbladd at
Sun Mar 11 12:07:57 UTC 2007

Nick Mathewson wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 10, 2007 at 05:59:16PM -0500, Watson Ladd wrote:
>> Hello:
>> Attached is a new edited and more clear version of the proposal. Still
>> details to be worked out, but fewer remain. Please give some feedback.
>> Unfortunately the formatting is a little too wide.
> Hi, Watson.  You're not supposed to number your own proposals; there's
> already a proposal 107.  Once the proposal is done being written, it
> gets a number.  Till then, just refer to it by name.
> My own initial thoughts are probably going to sound like a broken
> record, given my reaction to the last three or four times you
> suggested that we add an interesting crypto protocol to Tor: I'd be
> far more comfortable if the protocol were more mature -- in this case,
> if it had been published long enough to get attention from more
> people.  I have the highest respect for the authors of the paper
> (particular Ian Goldberg, who's on the Tor Project's board of
> directors after all), but we'd be foolhardy to use _any_ approach this
> new without more time for the smart crypto people to look at it.
Good point. I'll shelve this one for a few years then.
> (The original [unpublished, I believe] paper that Watson's talking
> about, which AFAICT has so far only been linked to from or-talk, and
> is at
> )
> cheers,

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