Re: Thoughts on why packet accounting w


zweig@p.cs.uiuc.edu
25 Apr 88 16:50:00 GMT


Here's a paranoid thought: could this whole pay-per-packet thing
simply be a ploy to help drive the last nails in the coffin of the
arpanet? If charging is going to be unfair and unrealistic (i.e. bad
for gateways and archives both of which are very important to the
network) then the arpanet dies right on schedule, making way for
the DRI and some nice OSI based kludgery that will make all this
nonsense with pay-per-packet seem like the Dark Ages.

I, for one, smell a rat.

Johnny Zweig
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Computer Science
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