Transaction Based Settlements Encourage Waste (was Re: BBN/GTEI)

Dave Rand dlr at
Sat Aug 22 14:39:06 UTC 1998

[In the message entitled "Transaction Based Settlements Encourage Waste (was Re: BBN/GTEI)" on Aug 22,  1:06, Mike Leber writes:]
> Oh, and before anybody comes up with a simplistic (and flawed) rebuttal
> such as banning the large web crawlers from settlements, there are plenty
> of other legitimate automated methods of getting flows in either
> direction. 

All I can say is that if settlements are based on who is receiving
the traffic, there will be huge increase in the amount of money
that networks pay to attract everyone's favortive smurf target,
the IRC servers.  A 2-day-long 100 Mbps smurf will be _encouraged_ :-)

Dave Rand
dlr at

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