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Re: Peering Table Question
You omitted the fact that the 1500 byte packets carry a bunch of paid advertising, and thus are already revenue-producing. On 20 Apr 00, at 1:42, I Am Not An Isp wrote: > Simplistic example: Network A hosts big web sites. Network B has a > gazillion dial-up users. The two networks peer at MAE-East and > MAE-West. The web sites are in San Jose, the dial-up users are in DC. > > Typical TCP flow looks like this: 1500 byte packet goes from web server to > MAE-West on Network A, then transfers to Network B (because of "hot potato" > routing) and comes across the country to DC destined for dialup user. Then > a 64 byte ACK goes from DC to MAE-East on Network B, then transfers to > Network A where it rides to San Jose. > > In Other Words: Network B is carrying 1500 byte packets 3000 miles, and > Network A is carrying 64 byte packets 3000 miles. <snipped for brevity> > In summary, there is nothing wrong with settlements to help off-set unequal > network costs. It is a perfectly valid business practice. Nor, IMHO, does > it make one network a "customer" of the other. The two networks are just > trying to share everything equally, including network costs.