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At 15:16 06/02/2002 +0000, kevin lyda wrote:
>yeah, but at least educom have an excuse - increasing bandwidth involves
>a rocket launch. eircom at worst needs to order an additional line or
>get more building space.
>>one problem i have is that isp's should differentiate between external
>traffic, and traffic inside the isp. people snarfing oodles of data
>from a server inside an isp (squid, ftp server, etc) should get charged
>less then people snarfing oodles of pr0n from outside the isp.
>obviously this doesn't matter for educom.
Way too messy to manage in the general case (but then bandwidth limitation
on a per user basis is messy full stop).
Anyway, my understanding is that the bandwidth limitation is concerned with
the traffic through the DSL cloud - not what happens once your traffic
reaches the ISP's NOC. If I'm correct (and I'll only know I will be if
and when Esat/VIA/someone else have an alternative DSL offering) then
whether the traffic is local or international isn't really a factor.
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