[tor-dev] Mnemonic 80-bit phrases (proposal)
tor at saizai.com
Tue Feb 28 21:27:52 UTC 2012
We've written up our proposal for mnemonic .onion URLs.
for details; please read the full intro for explanations and caveats,
as some are important.
tl;dr: It's a system that would have all three properties of being
secure, distributed, and human-meaningful… but would *not* also have
choice of name (though it has the required *canonicality* of names),
and has a somewhat absurdist definition of 'meaningful'. :-P
Please feel free to put comments there or on list.
Right now we're at the stage just before implementation; namely, we
haven't yet collated the necessary dictionaries, but we have a
reasonably good idea of how the system would work, including needed
constraints on the dictionaries. If you have suggestions or comments,
now is a good time to talk about them, so that if any of it affects
the dictionary collation step we don't waste work.
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