|Title||Synchronous Batching: From Cascades to Free Routes|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Authors||Dingledine, R., V. Shmatikov, and P. Syverson|
|Conference Name||Privacy Enhancing Technologies workshop (PET 2004)|
The variety of possible anonymity network topologies has spurred much debate in recent years. In a synchronous batching design, each batch of messages enters the mix network together, and the messages proceed in lockstep through the network. We show that a synchronous batching strategy can be used in various topologies, including a free-route network, in which senders choose paths freely, and a cascade network, in which senders choose from a set of fixed paths. We show that free-route topologies can provide better anonymity as well as better message reliability in the event of partial network failure.
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