[ih] Fwd: History of "accounts"

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Thu Feb 13 13:32:31 PST 2014

    > From: Jack Haverty <jack at 3kitty.org>

    > So, the SYN packet of a TCP connection heading to EU from a US computer
    > would get sent and the US would pay for a short, one-packet, X.25
    > session.
    > The ACK returning from the EU computer would then open a connection
    > from the EU side, and, lacking a similar algorithm, subsequent packets
    > for that TCP session, and any others that might subsequently occur (FTP
    > transfers for example) would get billed to the UK.

Err, what makes you so sure they weren't doing the same thing? :-) (I.e.
opening a connection just for the SYN-ACK, then shutting it down?)


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