[p2p-hackers] Red Swoosh/Travis Kalanick comments

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Dec 15 10:47:20 UTC 2004


On Wed, Dec 15, 2004 at 01:02:19AM -0800, Gregory P. Smith wrote:

> Those "billions of dollars in network upgrades" are shifted from the
> serving/hosting ISPs to the end peer/consumer ISPs.  They don't
> magically disappear (though you could reasonably argue that their size
> changes).

Bandwidth is cheap on the local loop. Stackable Fast Ethernet switches cost
very little/port these days, even Level 3 switches. Peering is what is
expensive.

If these ISP be smart, they'd deploy custom P2P which limits traffic to their
own network, only using dedicated gateways, to reduce redundant traffic
outside of their network.

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