Question on 95th percentile and Over-usage transit pricing
paul4004 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 22:23:41 UTC 2011
I don't know every particular deal, but I felt it's a solution to the
person's situation whom I replied to who was producing fake traffic for
bandwidth they purchase.
The point is to suggest that his pricing scheme where it's potential for the
total bill to be cheaper by purposely wasting a resource and directing a
traffic flood at the ISP's router or some poor sap's netblock is a
suboptimal one and not in anyone's best interest.
I don't know the costs of his deal, but I think that an arrangement which
has progressed to the customer running a traffic flood to the SP core to get
the bill down is not economically nor politically beneficial to anyone
involved in that person's scenario anymore.
The business conditions can throw a wrench into things though... a huge
On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 12:27 AM, Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick at ianai.net>wrote:
> On Sep 22, 2011, at 1:54 AM, PC wrote:
> > An optimal solution would be a tiered system where the adjusted price
> only applies to traffic units over the price tier threshold and not
> retroactively to all traffic units.
> Optimal for whom?
> Also, I doubt you can make that claim as you do not know the costs or other
> business conditions of every deal.
> > On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:01 PM, Brandon Galbraith <
> brandon.galbraith at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 5:06 PM, Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick at ianai.net
> > > 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
> > > more than 20 Gbps. But dems da breaks.
> > >
> > > --
> > > TTFN,
> > > 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
> > engineering could result in non-optimal situations.
> > --
> > Brandon Galbraith
> > US Voice: 630.492.0464
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