Re: Thoughts on why packet accounting w


CERF@A.ISI.EDU
29 Apr 1988 18:15-EDT


Johnny,

Get your nose tested. There isn't a rat. The ARPANET is old technology
now (56 kb/s) and costs a lot to operate. The ARPA guys want to spend their
R&D money on new networking technology operating at much higher raes.

The accounting issue comes up for two reasons: the MILNET operation folks
need to allocate costs among the users of MILNET and the general growth
of the Internet infrastructure can't be supported solely on government
subsidy in today's climate. So we need to find ways for those who can to
pay for services rendered.

Vint



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