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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 15:26:07 -0300

On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 2:48 PM, Jay Ashworth <jra () baylink com> wrote:
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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
*inside* every other AS?" It seems like you'd have to do per-packet
accounting at every router, and coordinate billing/reporting
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.

Why not ? One can set conditions for doing multicast replication prior
to doing it, and they might include payment for services. We don`t
have a global Multicast RP for everyone to use, each operator chooses
if, how and when multicast streams are going into their RPs.

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?

Unicast streaming has done it already, as Vladis pointed out...


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