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Achieving Good End-to-End Service Using Bill-Pay Cristian Estan Aditya Akella Suman Banerjee
 

Summary: Achieving Good End-to-End Service Using Bill-Pay
Cristian Estan Aditya Akella Suman Banerjee
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1 Introduction
Over the past couple of decades, the Internet has rapidly
evolved from a collaborative social experiment to an ag-
glomerate of competing commercial providers. This shift
has helped maintain growth and has turned the Internet
into a vast economic force, but it has also introduced
some serious problems. A particularly bad problem is
the inability of end-users to obtain the desired levels of
performance for their transfers.
Today, an organization can set up a contract with its
ISP to ensure that the ISP offers good service to its traf-
fic. But typical transfers in the Internet traverse multiple
ISPs and it is clearly infeasible for the organization to
have contracts with all of them. It is possible for neigh-
boring ISPs to enter into contracts that require them to
offer good performance to each other's "premium" traf-
fic. However, such contracts are extremely rare and, even

  

Source: Akella, Aditya - Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Banerjee, Suman - Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences