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Rumor Riding: A Protocol for Providing Anonymity

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Executive Summary

Peer-To-Peer (P2P) systems are a form of communication model in which each node is both a server and client. P2P systems can be used to share files, telephony, discussion forms, and streaming media. In Anonymity Peer-To-Peer (P2P) networks, many systems try to mask the identities of their users for privacy considerations. Existing anonymity approaches like Crowd are mainly path-based: peers have to pre-construct an anonymous path before transmission. It doesn't Provide Responder anonymity. Maintaining and updating such paths is difficult. Rumor Riding (RR) is non-path-based mutual anonymity protocol for P2P systems and it provides high degree of initiator and responder anonymity.

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