Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Security Now #139 Response -Who owns the saturated routers?

Security Now #139
Steve Gibson talked about there being routers that would become so saturated they would start dropping packets.
Who owns that router?
If I was "the guy" who noticed all traffic headed toward that router was failing frequently, wouldn't I opt to start sending my traffic towards a different router?
In theory we could keep switching connections until there are none left, at which point "the guy" would shout, "won't someone put up a router that isn't saturated?"
And when the cost of bandwidth/equipment/regulatory agencies/etc gets low enough so that a profit can be made *poof* another routing path will appear and the call will go out to "send your traffic here!"
in a free market problems get solved when costs for solutions gets lower than problems.

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