This panel contains some general options.
These fields contain the connection information that is needed to reach an
InfoSerivce. The Info Service is not important to set up the cascade, but it
tells the JAP users that this cascade exists and gives them additional
information about it (length, number of users, mix organisations, mix
locations). If no Info Service reachable, it is not possible to use a dynamic
mix configuration as the needed information cannot be sent or received to/from
- Host name
Either an IP address or a DNS name.
The port on which the Info Service is reachable.
The listener interfaces are needed to tell the mix on which ports it should
listen to connection requests from JAP users or a previous mix. For each
listener interface you may specify the transport protocol, host name, port and
visibility. You may specify as many listeners as you want.
- Transport protocol
In almost all cases, TCP + RAW should do the thing. If you really need to
use the UNIX domain sockets, you should know what you are doing...
- Host name
Please enter the IP address of your mix.
The port on which your mix is listening. We suggest you to create listeners
on the ports 80, 443 and 6544. Please note that in UNIX/Linux systems, you
must start the mix as root user to bind it to ports lower that 1024.
If your mix is not connected directly to the internet but is behind a
router in a local area network (LAN), the internal IP address of the LAN
differs from the external IP address your mix is visible from the internet.
In this case, you will have to specify two listener interfaces for each
port you are listening to: one virtual interface, that contains the host
name visible from the internet, and one hidden interface, that contains the
internal host name. The virtual host name will be transfered to the JAP
users by the Info Service.
If your mix is behind a NAT gateway, you may also need to define port
forwarding for the mix listener ports on your router. Please consult the
router manual for further details.
Restrictions for the Dresden (JAP) anonymisation servers
After careful consideration we have decided to restrict the size of downloads over the Dresden (JAP) mixes a little. The reason is to allow a more fair use of scarce resources of our servers especially for users who simply want to surf the Web. more...