Generation of traffic in "settled" peering arrangement
karl at mcs.net
Mon Aug 24 23:59:37 UTC 1998
On Mon, Aug 24, 1998 at 03:53:04PM -0700, Paul A Vixie wrote:
> > I hate to ask, but are *you* buying into the host transmit charges?
> > As opposed to client request fee's?
> i'm not wedded to sender-pays or to receiver-pays. what i want is to end
> the subsidies that have brought the internet economy this far. granted
> that we couldn't have come to where we are in a free market, we can't get
> on from here without a free market.
> therefore the people transmitting and/or receiving packets are going to
> have to pay, in micropayments of some kind or in variable rates through a
> settlement-like feedback mechanism, for the bandwidth they cause others
> to have to provision for.
They already do Paul. That its not explicitly metered at the byte level
doesn't change the fact that it has been paid for.
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