March NSFNET T1 Usage by Service

John Curran jcurran at
Wed Apr 1 20:34:48 UTC 1992

] From: Steve Goldstein--Ph 202-357-9717 <sgoldste at>
] Subject: Re: March NSFNET T1 Usage by Service 
] Date: Wed, 01 Apr 92 14:41:12 EST
] Which just goes to illustrate that traffic-based cost-sharing models for
] [intercontinental] links are complicated by things like FTP where the origin
] address sends huge amounts of data for which it did not initiate the
] session.  Some countries/entities turn out to be (grossly) net exporters
] of data.  --SG

As transport costs decrease, it is likely that there will be a shift towards
information based billing (i.e. billing for access to archives, information 
servers, etc.)  It's interesting to consider the impact that such a shift
would have on today's network service providers.

Networks that exist primarily to provide access to other organizations' data
may have a difficult transition ahead.


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