[e2e] why fair sharing? ( Are we doing sliding window in the Internet?)
avg at kotovnik.com
Fri Jan 12 17:57:46 PST 2007
On Fri, 12 Jan 2007, John Wroclawski wrote:
> Along these lines folks might want to read Bob Briscoe's internet
> draft "Flow Rate Fairness: Dismantling a Religion", Bob Briscoe (BT),
> IETF Internet-Draft <draft-briscoe-tsvarea-fair-00.pdf>, can be found
> in many formats at
Pretty much my point all along.
I have one issue with the paper, though -- they advocate fairness based on
"the costs, not benefits". That shows that they didn't really thought
about economics. The real-life enterprises (such as ISPs) maximise profit,
so they are interested in giving most profitable customers a bigger share
and penalize less profitable customers - thus creating incentive to pay
more for the better performance.
The cost-based allocation does not work economically, as it encourages
incurring higher costs in order to obtain higher benefits.
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