Sprint Peering Requirements? WAS More network problems (fwd)

Forrest W. Christian forrestc at imach.com
Fri Mar 15 22:36:36 UTC 1996

I got this from one of our downstream customers.

Is there any truth to this ?

-forrestc at imach.com

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 1996 11:07:57 -0700
From: Nate Williams <nate at sri.MT.net>
To: forrestc at mt.net
Subject: More network problems

OK, here's the scoop, from the network weenie at Walnut Creek.

> Okay, here's what you can do...Have your ISP contact Sprint and
> complain that they don't have connectivity to CRL network
> Services. CRL has T3s at several places that Sprint is at, but Sprint
> won't peer with them (Sprint has some stupid new requirements,
> apparantly, requiring peering at 3 NAPs.) No problem - all of CRLs are
> on 7507s :-)
> Anyway, CRL is at 2 NAPs - Washington DC and PacBell. Sprint's just
> being stubborn. ...anyway, have them complain to Sprint. The contact
> person at CRL is Eric Mehlhaff (415) 837 5300, he's the cheif network
> engineer.
> (pass this info on to Sprint, but don't have your ISP call CRL - Eric
> would just be annoyed).
> Eric is trying to force Sprint to peer with them at DS3 speeds
> (45mbit), and this might help.

Right now, I can get to WC in-directly by going through sri.com, but
this isn't acceptable as I need direct IP connectivity to get the latest
source bits.


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