S.Korea broadband firm sues Netflix after traffic surge

Matthew Walster matthew at walster.org
Thu Oct 21 19:00:50 UTC 2021

On Thu, 21 Oct 2021, 19:28 Fred Baker, <fredbaker.ietf at gmail.com> wrote:

> I’m not sure I disagree, but let throw in a point of consideration.
> Historically, as you note, the caller pays the toll. However, the caller
> also CHOSE to call, even though the called party might find the call
> irritating. With a CDN, the network is out there hoping to be called, and
> the user makes that choice, “calling” the CDN. Could it not be accurately
> said that the user originated the “call”?

Yes. The caller is the person at home, the called party is the CDN. Without
the CDN, it then becomes a trunk call.

I'm deliberately ignoring the fact that the connection initiation goes in
one direction and the bulk of the traffic flow goes the other way --
because it wouldn't go at all if it wasn't called up to be requested.
Like... The speaking clock I guess. My analogy long since broke down.

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