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Making a billing

作者:索辍肛    发布时间:2019-03-08 10:02:00    

By Kurt Kleiner USING the Internet could become more expensive if service providers adopt new software that allows separate billing for e-mails, downloading graphics, and streaming audio or video. Xacct of Santa Clara, California, says its software allows Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to collect details on what their customers are doing with their connections. Right now, providers generally charge a flat monthly rate for all users. Anil Uberoi, Xacct vice president, says: “It’s like $19.95 and eat all you can. It’s not out of the goodness of their hearts. The fundamental reason is that ISPs can’t do anything else.” It is very difficult to collect information on Net use, even if you are the ISP controlling all of the computers. That’s because different computers in the system don’t report everything they’re doing to a central place. Xacct’s software monitors all the computers and records exactly what they are doing—for instance, if they are handling a video stream—and which customer they are sending it to. Uberoi says a company might decide to charge $10 an hour for a high-quality video feed, but only $1 an hour for a low-quality video feed, and only a flat rate for basic e-mail. By monitoring Net traffic types,

 

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