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[ppml] [narten at us.ibm.com: PI addressing in IPv6 advances in ARIN]

> The Internet billing model is simple:
> 
> (Download - Upload) * $/bit = Billed Amount

This is simply not true. I am not aware of any ISP
that charges for service in this way.

> It is based on two assumptions:
> 1. People access the Internet to download content
> 2. Paying party controls their download activity

This is also not true. People access the Internet for
many reasons, some of which equate to uploading content.
In a common download transaction, both the downloader and
the content provider pay for their Internet service.

> If security becomes a prohibitive concern for the above then the 
> product is just not
> ready for use.

The Internet has been running this way for over 10 years.

--Michael Dillon