Chinese bgp metering story

Dobbins, Roland rdobbins at arbor.net
Fri Dec 18 13:37:21 CST 2009


On Dec 19, 2009, at 2:24 AM, Jonny Martin wrote:

> Mixing billing with  
> the reachability information signalled through BGP just doesn't seem  
> like a good idea.

This is done all the time via combinatorial BGP/NetFlow analysis, for peering/transit analysis reports, offnet/on-net billing differentials, etc.

The merits (or lack thereof) of the 'proposal' in question aside, there's nothing evil or stupid about doing this on one's own network.

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