Re: [dns-privacy] ENDS0 Padding Profile: Rough first draft

"Paul Hoffman" <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org> Thu, 03 November 2016 19:30 UTC

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Subject: Re: [dns-privacy] ENDS0 Padding Profile: Rough first draft
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On 3 Nov 2016, at 0:23, Alexander Mayrhofer wrote:

> thanks for that comment, i do agree it's misleading. I didn't have 
> time to
> flesh out that thought, but what i meant is that one strategy could be 
> to
> pad with a *random* percentage of the remaining space (with a new 
> random
> percentage on each message, of course). "Fixed length" Random Length
> padding with eg. an upper limit of 128 octects of padding would still
> reveal the maximum original message length, while padding with a 
> random
> percentage of the remaining space would not.
>
> I will update the draft in the next revision accordingly, if there's
> interest in continuing it.

Given that the padding was pretty unspecific, I think moving this draft 
forwards would be a very good thing (and a very easy thing).

--Paul Hoffman