Re: Packet level accounting in IP routers?


Gene Tsudik (tsudik%malibu.usc.edu%cse.usc.edu@oberon.usc.edu)
Sat, 16 Apr 88 14:43:09 PDT


Alternatively, a "best" charging scheme could be like the payphone scheme
used in some European countries. There you pay for some fixed number of minutes
and get a card (sorta like a debit card) and then you use it over time.
One could simularly have a scheme where a machine (organization) buys X
megabytes of data and uses it over time thus minimizing the extraneous
traffic associated with accounting packet needed per connection.

The scheme of course would have to be a little more complex than that.
Per connection charges should also be available but discouraged.

Gene Tsudik



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