[NZLUG] Privacy server

Rob Connolly rob at webworxshop.com
Wed Jun 19 09:20:10 NZST 2013

On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 02:37:02PM +1200, Jim Cheetham wrote:
> Following up from Nevyn's recent thoughts about a local email server
> for people to use ...
> I would be interested in having a local server/service that was
> intended to help protect my privacy. Many things need a central
> 'always-on' server portion, and part of the problem we have with
> online services is that we don't/can't trust the servers themselves.
> I'm thinking of something more paranoid than usual.
> So perhaps we should start with a server that can be trusted, and
> build on top of that. I know that we tend to look at technical
> solutions first, but lets go the other way :-


This sounds interesting, but I'm not sure what you would gain. Given you
also mentioned client side end-to-end encryption what is the advantage
of trusting the server?

> Is anyone interested in helping to get something like this up and running?

In principle I'm interested, mostly for technical reasons.



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