Re: [ OT ] Internet accounting (UA)
On 04/11/2008, at 5:34 PM, Wojciech Ziniewicz wrote:
I thought that it's not possible at all :
a) there's no connection between BGP prefixes and geographical
There is no official connection - although, it would be possible to
sort of mapping based on IP addresses/ AS Numbers...
A provider could also set up his accounting scheme based
on whether traffic travelled via a peering, or via an upstream.
b) there's no way to do the "accounting" of what was the origin of the
data that was sent until a user
is going thru the proxy or something similar solution.
Not quite true - you could easily map IP address, or even take the AS
- The provider would need to create a mapping on his side though.
The question is whether this solution scales. If the users are on
modems, not a problem
but as soon as DSL, and larger connections come into play - NO WAY...
It costs you more
to bill it.
c) would it be possible that biggest Ukrainian ISP is doing such a
resources-demanding bussiness ?
Possible yes - sensible... I couldn't imagine so - but I hope they
know their market
better than I do.