The free haven project: Distributed anonymous storage service

Roger Dingledine, Michael J. Freedman, David Molnar

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Abstract

We present a design for a system of anonymous storage which resists the attempts of powerful adversaries to find or destroy any stored data. We enumerate distinct notions of anonymity for each party in the system, and suggest a way to classify anonymous systems based on the kinds of anonymity provided. Our design ensures the availability of each document for a publisher-specified lifetime. A reputation system provides server accountability by limiting the damage caused from misbehaving servers. We identify attacks and defenses against anonymous storage services, and close with a list of problems which are currently unsolved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDesigning Privacy Enhancing Technologies - International Workshop on Design Issues in Anonymity and Unobservability, Proceedings
EditorsHannes Federrath
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages67-95
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9783540417248
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Workshop on Design Issues in Anonymity and Unobservability, 2000 - Berkeley, United States
Duration: Jul 25 2000Jul 26 2000

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2009
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

OtherInternational Workshop on Design Issues in Anonymity and Unobservability, 2000
CountryUnited States
CityBerkeley
Period7/25/007/26/00

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Dingledine, R., Freedman, M. J., & Molnar, D. (2001). The free haven project: Distributed anonymous storage service. In H. Federrath (Ed.), Designing Privacy Enhancing Technologies - International Workshop on Design Issues in Anonymity and Unobservability, Proceedings (pp. 67-95). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 2009). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-44702-4_5