Usage-based billing

Peter Dambier peter at
Wed May 3 21:50:37 UTC 2006

ravi wrote:
> Hello all,
> read through the charter/guidelines and I believe (hopefully correctly!)
> that my questions are not out of place. I am looking for advice on usage
> based billing solutions. I am interested both in the data collector /
> collection part and the billing part, and would ideally want separation
> between these two parts (so that the collector could be used with
> alternate billing systems, including in-house ones).
> Any suggestions on NetFlow/SFlow use? Tools (apart from Cflowd and
> flow-tools)? Commercial solutions? What are the general concerns with
> using NetFlow for billing? I understand I am asking a question that is
> very wide in scope, but would appreciate even generic pointers in response.
> Also, Juniper provides a set of alternate Network Accounting Solutions
> as their "response" to Flow-based accounting. Any pointers to comparison
> of their solution with others? Experiences? Implementation documents?
> Thank you,
> 	--ravi

How do you count DoS and SPAM? They are not wanted. Do you charge for them?

Just a silly user question :)

Kind regards
Peter and Karin

Peter and Karin Dambier
The Public-Root Consortium
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