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Subject: Re: IP-tel
From: John Angelmo <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Network management discussion for Nordic region <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 24 Jan 2003 10:44:30 +0100

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Jonas Stenling wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, Ragnar Lonn wrote:
>>I think Patrik's suggestion does just that - it uses billing classes and
>>restricts movement from one class to another so that it can't happen too
>>fast. This means that a user will be warned well in advance before
>>receiving any astronomical bills. I don't think an attacker will find it
>>worthwhile to spew traffic at someone for months just to increase his/her
>>monthly bill and if they should, there will be plenty of time and
>>opportunity to apprehend the originator and/or filter/block the traffic.
> At least here in Sweden there is a technical problem as well since
> Skanova's service architecture for its DSL service can't handle (for
> example) traffic shaping of customers. I guess metering would work, but
> you want as many options as possible.

Hmm I have worked with the PPPoE alternative and there's OK traffic
shaping there, the problem seems to be that Skanova dosn't have it as a
service. But hey PPPoE sucks anyway ;)

The advantage with flatrate is that you don't need to invest in very
expensive billingsystems, you could design your own simple solution or
buy one.


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