Re: Another problem with usage charges

Charles Hedrick (!!
30 Apr 88 01:32:59 GMT

In many cases there are things the local site can do to improve the
reliability of long-distance FTP's. The problem of getting 95% of a
file and then having the connection break is often due to a bug in
your TCP that causes it to interrupt the connection when it gets a
transient error message. Newer versions of TCP and gateway code can
also make a dramatic difference. I'm not sure that I approve of
usage-sensitive charging, at least in the research context. But if
we're going to do it, paying for broken connections may not be so bad.
At the moment, people don't have much incentive to clean up old,
decrepit TCP's.

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