Re: [httpstreaming] [dispatch] [conex] Q-HTTP

Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike@swm.pp.se> Tue, 16 November 2010 21:57 UTC

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From: Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike@swm.pp.se>
To: Benjamin Niven-Jenkins <ben@niven-jenkins.co.uk>
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Subject: Re: [httpstreaming] [dispatch] [conex] Q-HTTP
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On Tue, 16 Nov 2010, Benjamin Niven-Jenkins wrote:

> Each "subscriber" gets a "fair" allocation of bandwidth but they (or 
> their ISP via their service bundle) choose how to prioritise packets 
> within their allocation.

The only "fair" allocation is the speed that was sold to the customer.

> Everyone's a winner :-)

The ISP is the winner because they get away with delivering less than what 
they promised the customer. The customers are being screwed, they're not 
winners.

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Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike@swm.pp.se