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

Perry E. Metzger perry at
Tue Aug 25 23:46:58 UTC 1998

"Sean M. Doran" writes:
> Dear ISP - you have made an accounting error that I am able to demonstrate
> in my copious traffic logs.  Please credit $x to my account.
> or
> Dear Customer - our copious traffic logs indicate that you generated x traffi
> last month.  Please pay $x net 30 days.  Thank you.
> Dispute resolution -- it's fun!

And *extremely* expensive in manpower. Transaction costs cannot be ignored.


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