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[ih] protocol structure -> economic structure

On 3/2/2012 4:10 AM, Tony Finch wrote:
> There's an idea that the structure of a protocol (or the topology implied
> by the protocol or that emerges from it) determines the economic structure
> of the service providers and users of that protocol. Sadly I can't now
> remember where I got this idea from.

FWIW, I remember hearing of this, too, but also can't remember when/where.

A very simple point is that architectures which place more functionality into a 
distinct infrastructure's core probably encourage specialized providers.

Unfortunately, that seems to be the design trend in the IETF these days.



   Dave Crocker
   Brandenburg InternetWorking