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

Tony Hain alh-ietf at tndh.net
Tue Apr 18 18:46:25 EDT 2006

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

So the carriers owe the content providers $M's/month ???

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

Obviously you haven't head of P2P, or people hosting family oriented
content. Not all traffic is download.

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

That billing model is not ready for use, and security or lack thereof has
nothing to do with it.


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