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Link Padding

Classification Key : Exterior Security, Information Disclosure


A global passive adversary may monitor the input and output links of an anonymity preserving node and be able to find the input and output correlation by monitoring the traffic flow variation in outgoing nodes.
How can this be avoided?


Distribute data traffic equally among all the outgoing nodes from an anonymity preserving node.

Known Uses

Constant link padding in a mix network with batched routing.

Related Patterns

Batched Routing


Hafiz Privacy Patterns


Anonymity, Privacy, Link, Routing


Last modified: May 05, 2012

Conceived and Maintained by: Munawar Hafiz