[linux-elitists] Obfuscated TCP

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Fri Jul 18 10:16:08 PDT 2008


Anyone following the "Obfuscated TCP" kernel patch
set and userspace library?
  http://code.google.com/p/obstcp/
Fast opportunistic crypto at the TCP level.

Looks like a useful way to make it difficult for
ISPs to use services such as Phorm and NebuAd to
collect user tracking data and ad revenue -- so
webmasters should be all over it.  And, of course,
it's protection against forged RST attacks.

Doesn't work if the attacker is willing to spend
more and do an MITM attack, though.

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