[Cryptography] traffic analysis -> let's write an RFC?

Ben Laurie benl at google.com
Thu Jan 29 06:03:46 EST 2015

On 27 January 2015 at 23:13, John Gilmore <gnu at toad.com> wrote:

> Jerry Leichter wrote:
> > > Different network designs can also help.  If you own the link and both
> of
> > > its ends, it costs you exactly the same to send continuous random bits
> as
> > > to leave the line idle.
> Ben Laurie wrote:
> > Yeah, but ... who can realistically afford that bandwidth?
> Your employer Google can - it owns the fibers among its data centers
> (and many other fibers, I believe).  Clearly, Jerry's remark ("If you
> own the link") was addressed to link-level encryption.

Clearly the idea was you design your network so that you do own the link.
Which brings me back to my question (even Google cannot afford that much
network, I suspect).
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