Billing Users and Pricing for TCP

  title={Billing Users and Pricing for TCP},
  author={Richard J. Edell and Nick McKeown and Pravin Varaiya},
  journal={IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications},
| This paper presents a system for billing users for their TCP tra c. 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 e cient use of network resources. The system requires no changes to existing protocols or applications and can be used to recover costs between cooperating sites… CONTINUE READING

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