Tony Li tli at cisco.com
Mon Sep 25 07:11:41 UTC 1995


   The only charging scheme that I can see working is to charge people for
   advertising routes, with the charge related to the scope over which the
   advertisement is seen. That way, there's a direct relationship between the
   amount of resources consumed, and the amount charged, which is utterly fair.

Since we can now talk about charging:

A global charging scheme implies that there is a centralized, global
charging authority.  That's unlikely to fly in any case.  What MAY
fly, however, is if individual backbones charge for advertisements as
well as bandwidth.

This would be charged back through regional ISPs, who would decide
which backbones to connect to and charge back to their respective


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