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Re: Verio Decides what parts of the internet to drop

  • From: Vadim Antonov
  • Date: Fri Dec 03 14:46:52 1999

Tony Li wrote:

> Wouldn't it be nice if backbones got around to simply charging for annoucements
> and quit this arbitrary filtering?

Great idea, but charges should apply to _peers_, not customers.
Charging customers for announces prefixes merely creates an incentive
for backbone operators to announce more routes and, correspondingly,
collect more money.