Routing Policy and http://rs.arin.net/ip-allocation.html

Mike Tancsa mike at sentex.net
Wed May 6 03:04:40 UTC 1998


For the first time we have had to deal with  Sprint's routing policy as
defined by http://www.sprint.net/filter.htm.  Here is the situation.  

One of our dialup customers wants to access his website in the
206.116.31.0/24 network at another provider.  PSI is advertising it as a
/24.  According to Sprint's routing policy, they do not honour anything
longer than a /19 in 206.0.0.0/8 . 

I am now in the position trying to explain to the very non-technical
customer, why he cant reach that site, which from his point of view just
seems like I am passing the buck... 

Anyways, my question is, are their any other ISPs/NSPs that follow the same
guidelines.  UUNet seems to honor it just fine, as does MCI.  Is Sprint
more hardnosed than most ?


	---Mike
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