MessageVortex Protocol
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Internet Engineering Task Force                                  Gwerder
Internet-Draft                                         November 29, 2018
Intended status: Experimental
Expires: June 2, 2019

                         MessageVortex Protocol
                   draft-gwerder-messagevortexmain-00

Abstract

   MessageVortex Protocol specifies messages embedded within existing
   transfer protocols such as SMTP or XMPP to send them anonymously from
   peer to peer.

   The protocol outperforms other protocols by decoupling transport from
   the final transmitter and receiver party.  There is no trust put into
   any infrastructure except for the infrastructure of the sending and
   receiving party of a message.  The Message flow is entirely selected
   by the creator of the routing block.  Routing nodes gain no non-
   obvious knowledge about messages even when collaborating.  Third-
   party anonymity is always achieved.  Furthermore, one out of sender
   and receiver anonymity may be achieved.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     1.2.  Protocol Specification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     1.3.  Number Specification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   2.  Entities Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.1.  Node  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       2.1.1.  NodeSpec  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
         2.1.1.1.  NodeSpec for SMTP nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
         2.1.1.2.  NodeSpec for XMPP nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.2.  Peer Partner  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.3.  Encryption keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       2.3.1.  Identity Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       2.3.2.  Peer Key  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       2.3.3.  Sender Key  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     2.4.  Vortex Message  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     2.5.  Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     2.6.  Key and MAC specifications and usages . . . . . . . . . .   8
       2.6.1.  Asymmetric Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       2.6.2.  Symmetric Keys  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     2.7.  Blocks  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     2.8.  Transport Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     2.9.  Identity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       2.9.1.  Peer Identity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       2.9.2.  Ephemeral Identity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       2.9.3.  Official Identity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     2.10. Workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   3.  Layer Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.1.  Transport Layer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.2.  Blending Layer  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.3.  Routing Layer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     3.4.  Accounting Layer  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   4.  Vortex Message  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.1.  Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
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