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Re: new to cdn internetworking
> I'm not sure how it is arguable when one has first hand knowledge
> of such efforts as it is the case for me and several others around
> the industry.
You gotta be kidding.
> What evidence do you have that providers are still continue to
> embrace and grow their footprint in the direction of increasing
> inband proxy based services? (Leaving aside the whole discussion
> of whether they scale in the first place; let's just assume they
I'd rather not market other companies...but for starters there's a very
large three-letter ISP that runs ALL traffic through Dulles Virginia.
> Care to offer a few examples of working (read: fully
> operationalized), financially viable models?
Most all major carrier-based dial networks offer L2TP as a subscriber
aggregation mechanism. There are a variety of special interest groups
that offer filtered narrowband dial, some companies performed advertising,
others did statistical market research. I am in no position to evaluate
> I have yet to see anyone whose 'content service and other
> value-adds' is grounded in reality. Might you be the first?
I remember working at Sprint in the early 90's and people said the same
thing to us about the Internet.
> I think the foundation for this math, the assumptions which
> make this model viable, are rapidly changing. And that is what
> I was trying to point out. They're changing in favor of not
> having an existing base of proxy caches.
The operative word there is "I think"
> More specifically the question would be.. Are you saying you can
> make a profit in the real world on the capital expense for
> hardware, software licenses, support costs and operational costs
> by deploying entirely new equipment for the sole purpose of
> content overlays?
Who cares? Who says that customers have to cough up the capital? You
think any ISPs deploy dial infrastructure? What about shared hosting?
> This discussion stretches all the way down to individual PPPoX
> termination edge boxes. And the whole point was directed at
> any sort of forced inband activity.
There is a world beyond your mind.