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Re: peering charges?
From: "Eric D. Madison" <madison () queber acsi net>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 10:08:38 -0500 (EST)

Your right on that last comment about market share.. say your MCI and you
have a smaller provider that wants to peer with you, you had rather have
them buy a pipe than let the peer and ride your network for free.
It's all about market share, plain and simple.


      Eric D. Madison - Senior Network Engineer -   
 ACSI - Advanced Data Services - ATM/IP Backbone Group  
   24 Hour NMC/NOC (800)291-7889 Email: noc () acsi net

On Sat, 25 Jan 1997, Vadim Antonov wrote:

Eric D. Madison wrote:

Since some of the larger vendors (Cisco mostly) has introduced accounting
features into their software settlements could start any time.

a) the accounting was there for years, so what

b) a 100-byte packet travelled from provider A to provider B.  Should A pay
   to B or vice versa?

   So far nobody gave any useful answer to that question.

There are no settlements because traffic has little relevance to relative
worth of connectivity from one provider to another.   The large ISPs are
generally interested in market share or peers, not in volume of mutual traffic.


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