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Mixmaster anonymous remailer

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Original author(s)Lance Cottrell
Developer(s)Len Sassaman and Peter Palfrader
Stable release
3.0 / March 3, 2008
TypeAnonymous remailer

Mixmaster is a Type II anonymous remailer which sends messages in fixed-size packets and reorders them, preventing anyone watching the messages go in and out of remailers from tracing them. It is an implementation of a Chaumian Mix network.[1]


Mixmaster was originally written by Lance Cottrell, and was maintained by Len Sassaman. Peter Palfrader is the current maintainer. Current Mixmaster software can be compiled to handle Cypherpunk messages as well; they are needed as reply blocks for nym servers.

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  1. ^ "Mixmaster man page". SourceForge. January 14, 2008. Archived from the original on January 23, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2014.

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