Why don't ISPs peer with everyone?

Jimmy Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 00:41:03 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 7:10 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> gets a 200 amp electrical service. The problem with that notion is
> that A) consumers are hooked on "unlimited," and B) your toaster
Consumers aren't getting "unlimited right now".
They're getting (unknown number of databytes)/month, before the ISP
speed caps, throttles, rate limits them or turns them off for "excessive usage".

> doesn't get hacked and start consuming 200 amps all day without your
> knowledge.

Your toaster is plugged into  an outlet that probably has a 20 amp
circuit breaker on it.
If someone hacks it without your knowledge to eat 200 amps, it will
get turned off.

A similar mechanism could be built into network CPEs.


More information about the NANOG mailing list