Transaction Based Settlements Encourage Waste (was Re: B

Sean Butler sebutler at
Tue Aug 25 13:45:51 UTC 1998

I wrote:
>> My argument was that in addition to the peering settlement charges,
>> each network would charge their customers for the traffic they generate.

mleber at wrote
>Since you are proposing a receiver pays system there is less motivation
>for networks to charge the sender.  In fact, they would probably pay the

My thought was that you charge the sender and receiver.  They are both
using resources on their origination networks....  This helps prevent
people from gernerating legitmate, non-fraudulent traffic -- i.e. extra
traffic that is not necessary.


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