[cryptography] Cypherpunks mailing list

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Mar 25 13:18:14 EDT 2013


On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 05:50:18PM +0100, Adam Back wrote:

>> Isn't exactly that a nice property of a "cypherpunks" list?
>
> No it is not, it is a way to persuade people to leave, or not join the
> listserv.

We have to agree to disagree on that one. A 'punk' of any
kind will tend to thumb his nose at authorities.
If they consider the name annoying, so much the better.

>>> Maybe someone with a more neutral domain could try it - or a cypherpunks.*
>>> domain if they have a listserv handy.
>>
>> "Cypherpunks is a distributed mailing list. A subscriber can subscribe
>> to one node of the list and thereby participate on the full list. Each
>> node (called a Cypherpunks Distributed Remailer [CDR], although they are
>> not related to anonymous remailers) exchanges messages with the other
>> nodes in addition to sending messages to its subscribers."
>
> Yes I know, but that badly named listserv is the last CDR.

I find "the base" is a very good name for a listserv. 


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