Transaction Based Settlements Encourage Waste (was Re: BBN/GTEI)

[In the message entitled "Transaction Based Settlements Encourage Waste (was Re: BBN/GTEI)" on Aug 22, 1:06, Mike Leber writes:]

Oh, and before anybody comes up with a simplistic (and flawed) rebuttal
such as banning the large web crawlers from settlements, there are plenty
of other legitimate automated methods of getting flows in either

All I can say is that if settlements are based on who is receiving
the traffic, there will be huge increase in the amount of money
that networks pay to attract everyone's favortive smurf target,
the IRC servers. A 2-day-long 100 Mbps smurf will be _encouraged_ :slight_smile:

The peer whose network the SMURF originates in will trace that back to the
source so fast you'll smell the rubber burning. DoS based on large numbers
of packets will be a thing of the past.


Those attacks hurt providers who are used as sources (or amplifiers) RIGHT
NOW, by saturating links that would otherwise be relatively idle! They still