peering charges?

Vadim Antonov avg at
Sun Jan 26 07:54:18 UTC 1997

Eric D. Madison wrote:

>Since some of the larger vendors (Cisco mostly) has introduced accounting
>features into their software settlements could start any time.

a) the accounting was there for years, so what

b) a 100-byte packet travelled from provider A to provider B.  Should A pay
   to B or vice versa?

   So far nobody gave any useful answer to that question.

There are no settlements because traffic has little relevance to relative
worth of connectivity from one provider to another.   The large ISPs are
generally interested in market share or peers, not in volume of mutual traffic.


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