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  • From: Patrick Greenwell
  • Date: Tue Aug 25 11:37:51 1998

On Fri, 21 Aug 1998, Michael Dillon wrote:

> On Fri, 21 Aug 1998, Owen DeLong wrote:
> > Sure, but only the assymetry that results from BBN customers ASKING for more
> > than they OFFER.
> Or is it the asymmetry that results from Exodus customers OFFERING more
> than they ASK FOR?

Of course not. The BBN customers have to request the data. Exodus isn't
forcing the traffic down their throats. I don't see how it could be much

> I don't think one of these views has any claim to precedence over the
> other. 

Given that the assymetry of traffic is caused by BBN customers requesting
the traffic, sure it does.

> Just because long distance phone calling introduced the purely
> artificial concept that the initiator of the transaction pays for it does
> not mean we should analyze IP traffic in the same way. 

It isn't artificial. It maps to the real world:

Me: "Hi, I'd like to have a pizza delivered."
Pizza Place: "Ok, that'll be $19.95."

What you are proposing has the pizza place paying for the pizza. Awesome
if you could pull it off, I love free pizza, but totally absurd to expect
or attempt to require.

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