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Re: Generation of traffic in "settled" peering arrangement

  • From: Paul A Vixie
  • Date: Mon Aug 24 19:30:05 1998

>   I hate to ask, but are *you* buying into the host transmit charges?
> As opposed to client request fee's?

i'm not wedded to sender-pays or to receiver-pays.  what i want is to end
the subsidies that have brought the internet economy this far.  granted
that we couldn't have come to where we are in a free market, we can't get
on from here without a free market.

therefore the people transmitting and/or receiving packets are going to
have to pay, in micropayments of some kind or in variable rates through a
settlement-like feedback mechanism, for the bandwidth they cause others
to have to provision for.