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Reply to MCI question

I'll just take one second to clarify MCI's position.
If your request is for address space equal to a /18 or more than we refer
you to the InterNic since our addresses are non-portable and also in
following Kim's recommendations and RFC 2050. If it is less and you have
justified your request and you are also following "slow start" IAW RFC
2050 then we have no problems allocating address space to any of our
customers. Thank you.

|  John Sweeting               Internet Address Engineering   |
|  Enginer III                 Internet:  sweeting at    |
|  MCI Internet Services     |
|  4408 Silicon Drive, P.O. Box 14901, RTP, NC 27709          |

On Wed, 5 Feb 1997, The Innkeeper wrote:

> > > That I'm aware of he isn't, when we moved to MCI from *spit* sprint we
> were
> > > told right up front we needed to go to Internic and get our IP blocks. 
> > 
> > I've heard a lot of wierd stories like this about most of the major
> NSP's.
> > It usually turns out to be some confused sales droid who doesn't really
> > know what his company's policy is. Now if you are multihoming to MCI and
> > elsewhere, they may well refuse to let you use their netblocks but that
> is
> > a completely different issue.
> This came from one of their folks handling routing and porting...No sales
> geek....
> Stephan R. May, Sr., Manager, Southeastern Online System Services
>              the_innkeeper at
>                      VOICE: (304)235-3767   FAX: (304)235-3772
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