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APAS Anonymous Remailer Use [FAQ 7/8]: Nyms
Section - [FAQ 7.2] How do I get a particular nym server's key?

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Summary: Nym servers have separate addresses for keys.

[This text is the original FAQ entry updated with a summary of the
thread with "Subject: Re: ... keys for <config@nym.xganon.com> ...?",
particularly the post with Message-ID above.]

The method used for remailers--sending an email message to the
remailer address with "Subject: remailer-key"--won't work with the
config and send addresses of nym servers.  These addresses (e.g.,
<config@nym.xganon.com> or <config@mail.xganon.org>) will reject any
plaintext message or any encrypted message that does not begin with
"Config:" (cf <http://anon.xg.nu/nym_doc.html>).  Each of the nym
servers has a separate email address that responds to remailer-key
requests.  Send a blank email message to an address like this:

	<remailer-key@your.favorite.nymserver>

The addresses used to check the keys on the CC site are as follows on
the date of this FAQ:

	nym	<remailer-key@nym.alias.net>
	redneck	<remailer-key@redneck.gacracker.org>
	xgnym2	<remailer-key@nym.xganon.com>

(Check <http://www.eskimo.com/~turing/remailer/keys/nym-key.lis> for
changes.)

Consider when choosing a nym server:

<NYM.ALIAS.NET> hasn't changed it's nym key since 1996!  Draw your own
conclusions about whether this key might have been compromised since
that time.

<REDNECK.GACRACKER.ORG> uses it's own <remailer@gacracker.org> to send
outgoing nym mail and that remailer is middle.

N.A.N and <NYM.XGANON.COM> send through their respective local
remailers, and both these are NOT middle.

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