Web MIXes: A System for Anonymous and Unobservable Internet Access

  • Oliver Berthold
  • Hannes Federrath
  • Stefan Köpsell
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2009)


We present the architecture, design issues and functions of a MIX-based system for anonymous and unobservable real-time Internet access. This system prevents traffic analysis as well as flooding attacks. The core technologies include an adaptive, anonymous, time/volumesliced channel mechanism and a ticket-based authentication mechanism. The system also provides an interface to inform anonymous users about their level of anonymity and unobservability.


Active User Active Attack Cache Proxy Embed Object Anonymity Service 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oliver Berthold
    • 1
  • Hannes Federrath
    • 2
  • Stefan Köpsell
    • 1
  1. 1.Fakultät InformatikDresden University of TechnologyGermany
  2. 2.International Computer Science InstituteBerkeley

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