Re: Packet accounting and a place to do it


Walt Haas (haas@gr.utah.edu)
21 Apr 88 17:14:25 GMT


It seems to me that the most sensible way to do packet accounting is
the way that the public networks (Telenet, Tymnet) do it - that is,
all packets on a virtual circuit are charged to whoever established
that VC unless the call was placed and accepted as "collect", in which
case the recipient pays for it. So if I had a public-domain database
of general interest, I could make it available to anyone for anonymous FTP
without concern that there would be a sudden explosion of my network
packet charges - because whoever called in to copy my data would end up
paying for the haulage.

To be perfectly honest, I can't see any reason to reinvent a wheel
that currently works just fine.

Cheers -- Walt Haas haas@cs.utah.edu utah-cs!haas



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