Richard J. Edell

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The Internet Demand Experiment or INDEX is a market and technology trial. Its objective is to determine how much users value different qualities of service for Interent access. Findings from the trial imply that today’s system of flat-rate pricing by ISPs is very inefficient. Flat-rate pricing wastes resources, requires light users to subsidize heavy users,(More)
This paper presents a system for billing users for their TCP traffic. This is achieved by postponing the establishment of connections while the user is contacted, verifying in a secure way that they are prepared to pay. By presenting the user with cost and price information, the system can be used for cost recovery and to encourage efficient use of network(More)
The Internet Demand Experiment or INDEX is a market and technology trial. Its objective is to determine how much users value different qualities of service for Interent access. Findings from the trial imply that today’s system of flat-rate pricing by ISPs is very inefficient. Flat-rate pricing wastes resources, requires light users to subsidize heavy users,(More)
The continuing exponential growth of the Internet and the emergence of new time-critical applications have led to the integration of a large number of different services on the Internet. In the process, the question of how to efficiently allocate bandwidth as a scarce resource has become a crucial issue for the continued proliferation of these new services.(More)
We analyze four days worth of IP traffic measured in the UCB campus network and study the long-range dependence features of this traffic. It turns out that the FTP data arrivals process is self-similar. This behavior can be explained in terms of the heavy-tail properties of the distribution of interarrival times. A correspondence with fractal renewal(More)
This paper introduces a system for billing users for their TCP traffic. This is achieved by postponing connection establishment while the user is contacted. Connection establishment continues after the user has confirmed that he is prepared to pay. The user is presented with cost and price information, therefore, the system could be used for cost recovery(More)
The Bay Bridge is a high performance bridge/router capable of bridging and routing over 100,000 packets per second between two network ports. The first prototype provides a platform for the investigation of very high speed bridging and routing in hardware. High throughput is achieved by a specialised processor: The Protocol Converter, a programmable device(More)
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