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Re: 95th Percentile again (was RE: C&W Peering Problem?)
> This may be obvious, but billing by volume (bytes transferred) places far > greater availability requirements on the measurement system than rate-based > charging schemes. Not particularly. If you have the average (not median) of usage for the month, even losing a sample here or there, you'd be just as accurate as a 95th %tile which may have missed the same measurements. > If I am charging by the byte, I have to count every packet. If my measurement > system breaks, I lose money until it is fixed. See above, 'average'.