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204.82.160.0/22 invisible (fwd)
From: Alan Hannan <alan () mid net>
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 1995 23:09:14 -0500 (CDT)


  Sean:

  As we start to see the (alleged) practical effects of Sprint's 
filtering, Sean, could you please bring us up to speed in a concise
description of the policy changes and their potential ramifications.   

  As well, perhaps a short description of how to "come into compliance"
would eliminate threats of the following nature.

  Thanks!

--
Alan Hannan                        Email: alan () mid net
Network Systems Administrator      Voice: (402) 472-0239
MIDnet, Lincoln NOC Office         Fax:   (402) 472-0240
 
  "The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him" - Henry Stimson


<include previous letter from kai () belcom net>

.........  Kai is rumored to have said:
] From: Kai <kai () belcom net>
] To: baldwin () SDD COMSAT COM, insc () sprintlink net, noc () digex net
] Subject: 204.82.160.0/22 invisible
] Cc: avg () sprintlink net, bertolini () computel com, concaj () belcom net,
]         donagm () belcom net, ilya () phri nyu edu, kai () belcom net, ken () belcom net,
]         khalfk () belcom net, ladycom () computel com, nanog () MERIT EDU, smd () icp net,
]         smd () sprint net, susan.evans () SPRINT SPRINT COM
] 
] My network assignment 204.82.160.0/22 (Sprint-announced) has become invisible
] to all Digex-connected networks, while my old assignment (204.97.218/219)
] is still seen normally.
] Following the NANOG list, I must suspect this is due to the route prefix
] filtering Sean Doran announced, and which seems to have gone into effect.
] As Comsat (a Digex client) can now no longer reach BelCom's overseas
] subsidaries (BelCom is a Computel client, client of Sprint: Computel is
] technically incapable of handling or comprehending this issue, you will
] have to deal with me).
] I demand that this route prefix filtering is turned off immediately:
] The Almaty NATO networking conference is IN SESSION (trace to 206.82.161.1
] if you can ), and I was absolutely positive about the consequences this
] will have on the relationship between BelCom and Arna-Sprint in Kazakhstan.
] If you want to avoid a press release at the conference detailing names and
] circumstances of this engineering terrorism, you should turn off the route
] prefix filter THIS MINUTE. There was absolutely no humanly sane reason to
] 'pull the plug' on a Sprint customer like this, and to sabotage an event
] that has cost us $50,000 plus 200 engineering hours to make happen.
] This is off to the lawyers.
] 
] ---
] Kai Schlichting
] Internet Project Manager, BelCom, Inc.
] 515 Madison Ave Suite 2100
] NY,NY 10022
] 212-705-9500 (voice)
] 212-755-0864 (fax)
] kai () belcom net
]                 Ask us about Internet service in the CIS!
]                  Bringing Internet, where there is none
] 
] 
] 
<end include of previous letter from kai () belcom net>



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