Gordon Cook gcook at tigger.jvnc.net
Mon Sep 25 04:02:21 UTC 1995

This *IS* a serious event.  It *IS* sponsored by the branch of NATO that 
furthers international science and technology cooperation between NATO 
members and Russia and former republics of the former USSR.  I attended 
last years conference at the invitation of Steve goldstein (NSF) who was 
co-chair.  last year we met just outside of Moscow.  In my opinion SEAN 
should make an immediate exception for the week long duration of this 
significant conference and its hoped for benefit of the growth of the 
internet in Russia and other former USSR republics.

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On Sun, 24 Sep 1995, Kai wrote:

> My network assignment (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
> 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.
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> NY,NY 10022
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