Did Internet Founders Actually Anticipate Paid, Prioritized Traffic?

Michael Dillon wavetossed at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 14 06:37:10 UTC 2010

>> In the "early internet", let's call that prior to 1990, the hierarchy
>> wasn't price etc, it was:

> During the pre-1990's, I doubt any of the Internet "founders" were thinking
> of how to pay for networks other than asking for more grant money.  ARPA and
> friends paid the bills, and asked for things like TOS/COS long before
> DiffServ because the military likes to prioritize
> things for all sorts of reasons besides price.

And let's not forget that the article which came up with the title of
this thread
equates IETF with "Internet Founders" and is talking about the 1990s and
the introduction of diffserv.

--Michael Dillon

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