Did Internet Founders Actually Anticipate Paid, Prioritized Traffic?

Jack Bates jbates at brightok.net
Thu Sep 16 20:52:33 UTC 2010

On 9/16/2010 2:28 PM, sthaug at nethelp.no wrote:
> If you want control: Don't buy the cheapest commodity product.


Next we'll be arguing that akamai nodes are evil because they can have 
better service levels than other sites. The p2p guys are also getting 
special treatment, as they can grab files faster than the direct 
download guy. Oh, and provider met google's bandwidth requirements for 
peering, so their peering with google gives better service to google 
than yahoo/hotmail; which was unfair to the provider who didn't meet the 
requirements and has to go the long way around. :P

Provider may also have met ll's requirements, so peering accepted there, 
and here come the better netflix streams. Of course, anywhere a provider 
has a direct peer, they'll want to prioritize that traffic over any other.

True net-neutrality means no provider can have a better service than 
another. This totally screws with private peering and the variety of 
requirements, as well as special services (such as akamai nodes). Many 
of these cases aren't about saturation, but better connectivity between 
content provider and ISP. Adding money or QOS to the equation is just 
icing on the cake.


More information about the NANOG mailing list