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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
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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