On Apr 28, 11:14 pm, Jay Ashworth wrote:
But... but... how do we count the viewers, then?
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.
See, now, I expected to hear that objection.
Internet engineers are prone to try to solve this problem in favor of
the viewer, and their networks -- with their networks winning in case
of a push.