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Re: How do you put a TV station on the Mbone? (was: Royal Wedding...)
From: Jay Ashworth <jra () baylink com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 13:48:51 -0400 (EDT)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rubens Kuhl" <rubensk () gmail com>

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...

And that's the snap answer, yes.  But the *load*, while admittedly 
lessened over unicast, falls *mostly* to the carriers, who cannot anymore
bill for it, either to end users, providers, *or* as transit.

Will they not complain about having their equipment utilization go up
with no recompense -- for something that is only of benefit to commercial
customers of some other entity?

You're effectively pushing the CDN into the backbone, here; no?

Cheers,
-- jra


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