Re: Packet accounting and a place to do it


David Engle (engle@ford-wdl1.arpa)
19 Apr 88 21:22:14 GMT


>... . Moreover, the internet, a-political as
>it is, is a place where intellectual processes are nurtured. Some of those
>might not be nurtured should a carelessly adopted plan evolve to choke off
>contributions of those automatically excluded by some carelessly adopted plan.

A good example of what could be easily eliminated by a per packet billing
system is the archival storage facilities around the net. How many sites
are going to maintain files for anonymous ftp or gratuitous mailing to
others, if it costs the site "real" money to do so.

Dave engle@ford-wdl1.arpa



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