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Re: Generation of traffic in "settled" peering arrangement

  • From: John Curran
  • Date: Mon Aug 24 15:15:37 1998

At 11:00 AM 08/24/1998 -0700, Owen DeLong wrote:
>Except, John, that you ignore the fact that you have basically required
>anyone who wants to put a high-bandwidth server on your network to accept
>other people writing a blank check for them, regardless of the legitimacy
>of the hits they receive.

  Clarify...  right now, many organizations with high-speed connections
  to the Internet pay based on usage (including traffic sent).  Doesn't
  anyone on a usage-sensitive leased-line connection pay based on the
  traffic regardless of the "legitimacy" of the hits received?  Isn't 
  this why we all hunt down SMURFers?