peering charges?

>Since some of the larger vendors (Cisco mostly) has introduced


>features into their software settlements could start any time.

a) the accounting was there for years, so what

.. But the huge glut of "I wanna be an ISP too!" guys operating a Cisco
2500 out of their garage was not. A large number of ISP's simply don't know
what they're doing; witness the universal broadcasting of RFC1597

b) a 100-byte packet travelled from provider A to provider B. Should A


   to B or vice versa?

It's the golden rule - "He who has the gold, makes the rules". Not that the
idea isn't without problems.. But seeing peering procedures formalized
would make life easier, even if it cost a few bucks. Being a fairly small
start up, I know that the odds of UUnet cutting me a check every month are
between slim and none.

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and counting on Saturday night. :slight_smile: