Routing Policy and

Mike Tancsa mike at
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  Here is the situation.  

One of our dialup customers wants to access his website in the 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 . 

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 ?

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