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Re: How do you put a TV station on the Mbone? (was: Royal Wedding...)
From: Rubens Kuhl <rubensk () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 14:23:23 -0300
Isn't the real problem with global multicast: "How do we ultimately
bill the broadcaster for all that traffic amplification that happened
*inside* every other AS?" It seems like you'd have to do per-packet
accounting at every router, and coordinate billing/reporting amongst
all providers that saw those packets.
Broadcast encrypted streams. Unicast the key distribution, allowing
interested parties to count, bill, block, allow, litigate, agree...