Generation of traffic in "settled" peering arrangement

John Curran jcurran at
Mon Aug 24 21:14:46 UTC 1998

At 01:49 PM 08/24/1998 -0700, Patrick Greenwell wrote:
>Are you saying that someone should be forced to pay for the privilege of 
>offering something for free to your customers? Things that your customers,
>who I number among are requesting?

There's no way to know what is being offered "for free", "in 
exchange for ads", "due to a credit card transaction", etc.  

It's all just traffic.

Customers who receive traffic currently bear some of the costs
and the sending customer bears some of the costs.  In the case
of an off-net sender with shortest-exit routing and no offsetting
traffic in the other direction, the receiving customer ends up 
bearing all of the costs.  


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