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From: Richard A Steenbergen <ras () e-gerbil net>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 14:31:12 -0500

On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 12:51:39PM -0600, Jack Bates wrote:

Does anyone on the list know of any ISPs that bill based on average
utilization, rather than some variation of 95th percentile?

We look at an mrtg graph and pick a nice spot on the graph that looks like
it is pushing enough bandwidth. We call this the "eye-ball averaging"
method. No complaints to date.

I prefer to pick a random number, then consult my Magic 8-Ball with the
question "Is this customer paying enough money?". If the answer is no, I
raise their bill by 10Mbit and try again.

Sometimes the billing department gets a little backed up when the results 
are hazy, but other than that it's a great system.

Richard A Steenbergen <ras () e-gerbil net>       http://www.e-gerbil.net/ras
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