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Characteristics of a P2P Network - About

Characteristics of a P2P Network: Anonymity

• Allowing users to use a network without

personal consequences.

• Guaranteeing that censorship of digital content

is not possible. Example: Free Haven, Publius.

• Three kinds of anonymity: sender anonymity,

receiver anonymity, and mutual anonymity

[Pfitzmann 1987]

• Different techniques used to ensure anonymity:

Multicasting, covert paths, identity spoofing,

etc. (=> cryptography lecture)

© C. Endres / W. Wahlster 2005

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