Question on 95th percentile and Over-usage transit pricing

Brandon Galbraith brandon.galbraith at
Thu Sep 22 05:01:04 UTC 2011

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 5:06 PM, Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick at>wrote:

> If you have a lot more, you can negotiate tiers.  E.g. The first 10G is
> $X/Mbps, but if you hit 20G, you get charged 20000 * $Y (where Y < X,
> obviously).  This can lead to interesting situations where 19 Gbps costs
> more than 20 Gbps.  But dems da breaks.
> --
> patrick

I knew of a place that used to push "fake" traffic over a link to ensure
they were in the cheaper (higher) tier. Who knew business rules overriding
engineering could result in non-optimal situations.

Brandon Galbraith
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