[Bitcoin-development] Fwd: [BIP 15] Aliases

Jorge Timón timon.elviejo at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 07:52:12 UTC 2011

2011/12/15, Jordan Mack <jordanmack at parhelic.com>:
> I believe it is also worth mentioning the possible susceptibility of a
> DOS attack on a publicly available alias system. Assuming that an alias
> lookup triggers the creation of a new Bitcoin address, the private key
> would need to be retained indefinitely. If gone unnoticed, this could
> consume considerable resources over time. Unlike system logs and such,
> this is not something that can be so easily pruned.

You're right. Then servers should not use a different address with
every lookup. Maybe don't change it more than once per
min/hour/whatever, maybe wait to see a payment to that address to
start giving another one...

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