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RE: Peering vs SFI (was Re: Cogent/Level 3 depeering)

  • From: Schliesser, Benson
  • Date: Thu Oct 06 18:35:51 2005

Michael Dillon wrote:
> P.S. would the Internet be worse off if all traffic 
> exchange was paid for and there was no settlement
> free interconnect at all? I.e. paid peering, paid
> full transit and paid partial transit on the menu?

Would you care to speculate on which party receives the greater benefit:
the sender of bytes, or the receiver of bytes?

If both the sender and receiver are being billed for the traffic by
their respective (different) service providers (all other issues being
equal) is one provider in a better position than the other?