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Re: "Vint Cerf Says Symmetry is Beautiful"

  • From: Bubba Parker
  • Date: Thu Mar 31 12:08:28 2005

Where does 95th percentile fit into this?

On Thu, Mar 31, 2005 at 06:59:37PM +0200, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
> 
> On Thu, 31 Mar 2005, Fergie (Paul Ferguson) wrote:
> 
> >Cerf Says Symmetry is Beautiful
> 
> Of course, from a technical point of view I am all for symmetrical 
> connections as well.
> 
> From a commercial perspective I think that it's hard to recouperate cost 
> from a 10 meg symmetrical connection when the customer is running p2p and 
> is using most of that bw 24/7 and is only paying $40 or so for that 
> pleasure. Yes, one can degrade that customers performance by ratelimiting 
> or such, or prioritizing other customers traffic or something else, but 
> the 90/10 rule saves some of it, the problem is when the 90% start doing 
> the same, then the flat rate business model is a problem and does not 
> scale.
> 
> -- 
> Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike@swm.pp.se

-- 
Bubba Parker
sysadmin@citynetwireless.net
CityNet LLC
http://www.citynetinfo.com/




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