[e2e] end of interest

Saikat Guha saikat at cs.cornell.edu
Sun Apr 20 00:43:35 PDT 2008

On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 11:40 PM, Joe Touch <touch at isi.edu> wrote:
> > so maybe a more fundemental (e2e) idea is a bill of rights for packets
> >
>  See:
>  http://www.isi.edu/touch/internet-rights/

Interesting; virtually all "clean-slate" architectures would violate
the letter of these requirements, but perhaps not the spirit.

More to the point of this discussion, point #4 reads "Users have the
right to send [...] provided it uses an inconsequential amount of
resources of the network". The debate between BBC's iPlayer and the UK
ISPs seems to stem from the surge of traffic created (unilaterally) by
the BBC's system designers. If the BBC coordinated with the ISPs,
perhaps to place caches at appropriate locations, perhaps use P4P,
etc., the ISP would have been better prepared to handle the surge.

Does e2e tacitly encourage unilateralism in terms of ends vs. the
middle, or is that an artifact of competing interests?


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