[e2e] traffic engineering considered harmful

Manish Karir karir at wam.umd.edu
Wed Jun 13 08:13:24 PDT 2001

On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, David P. Reed wrote:

> At 05:07 PM 6/12/01 -0400, Manish Karir wrote:
> >definately a very e2e idea, but misses one crucial fact, that
> >the network providers are different from the consumers(the ends).
> >the network providers can never be convinced to trust the ends to
> >do the right thing(did'nt somebody on this list bring up the issue of
> >trust earlier...??) think about it...if you spend millions building
> >out your network, would you let somebody else control it??
> Yes, if I could make more money that way.  (and it is only a black and 
> white decision for those who can't imagine sharing control because they see 
> the world as a collection of binary exclusions).

right and that brings us back to Melinda's comment a couple of days ago...
"until someone
comes up with an end-to-end business model, the end-to-end
networking model is going to remain under assault."


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