[e2e] Free Internet & IPv6

Daniel Havey dhavey at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 19 18:20:44 PDT 2012

So those who purchase blocks of bandwidth may give N-P to the community if they choose?

Hmmm, that is probably okay, but, N changes over time (diurnal cycle, etc.).  When my N increases to near P then the community must drop off the link because the paying users are using it.

This sounds a little like whitespace.


--- On Wed, 9/19/12, Fred Baker (fred) <fred at cisco.com> wrote:

> From: Fred Baker (fred) <fred at cisco.com>
> Subject: Re: [e2e] Free Internet & IPv6
> To: "<dhavey at yahoo.com>" <dhavey at yahoo.com>
> Cc: "Jon Crowcroft" <jon.crowcroft at cl.cam.ac.uk>, "Arjuna Sathiaseelan" <arjuna.sathiaseelan at gmail.com>, "<end2end-interest at postel.org>" <end2end-interest at postel.org>
> Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 6:00 PM
> On Sep 19, 2012, at 1:07 PM, Daniel Havey wrote:
> > I wonder why the bandwidth is unused in the first
> place? 
> The most common reason is related to the diurnal cycle. When
> everyone's asleep, only the backup tool is running.
> The one after that is that bandwidth is generally purchased
> (for money) in fixed increments. If I need N bps and my
> options are M and P, where M < N < P, I either accept
> being congested some percentage of the time and go with the
> lower value, or increase to the upper one. In the latter
> case, I never use P-N.

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