The Big Squeeze

Jim Fleming JimFleming at
Mon Mar 3 05:41:58 UTC 1997

On Sunday, March 02, 1997 11:28 PM, Paul Ferguson[SMTP:pferguso at] wrote:
@ At 04:03 PM 3/2/97 -0600, Scott Huddle wrote:
@ >
@ >I'll assert that if the costs of accepting a route announcement are
@ >non-zero that this can only happen if there is a market for
@ >announcements and a system of settlements between providers.
@ >
@ >If the costs are zero, then why have the filters?  
@ >
@ I'd suggest that costs are non-zero, and they cannot be quantified
@ by dollars, at least today. Since the majority of instability in
@ the global Internet is originated by prefixes longer than /19's,
@ the amount of resources consumed is an exercise left for the reader.

Would you support charging $$$ for circuits that go in and out of service
beyond some reasonable amount ?

Car insurance companies charge people more that have more accidents...:-)

Jim Fleming
Unir Corporation

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