SWEET: Serving the Web by Exploiting Email Tunnels
Abstract of SWEET: Serving the Web by Exploiting Email Tunnels
SWEET: Serving the Web by Exploiting Email Tunnels.Open communications over the Internet pose serious threats to countries with repressive regimes, leading them to develop and deploy censorship mechanisms within their networks. Unfortunately, existing censorship circumvention systems do not provide high availability guarantees to their users, as censors can easily identify, hence disrupt, the traffic belonging to these systems using today’s advanced censorship technologies. In this paper, we propose Serving the Web by Exploiting Email Tunnels (SWEET), a highly available censorship-resistant infrastructure. Through experiments with a prototype of our system, we find that SWEET’s performance is sufficient for Web browsing. In particular, regular Websites are downloaded within couple of seconds.