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Re: billing systems
From: Richard Welty <rwelty () averillpark net>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 15:21:12 -0500 (EST)

Richard A Steenbergen <ras () e-gerbil net> wrote:

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.

ISPs using a magic 8-ball based billing system may find that customizing
the 8-ball is not only feasible but may make for better profit margins
when the 8-ball is properly tuned:


i might be persuaded to make a presentation on this at the next nanog

Richard Welty                                         rwelty () averillpark net
Averill Park Networking                                         518-573-7592
              Unix, Linux, IP Network Engineering, Security

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