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Re: MCI WORLDCOM TO PAY $3.5 MILLION

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Sun Nov 12 21:05:27 2000

On Sun, 12 November 2000, "Mark Mentovai" wrote:
> The drive to "slam" is pushed by dollars.  I can't think of any situation in
> which someone might profit from announcing address space without
> authorization.  The problems facing the Internet are mostly due to laziness
> and lack of clue, enabled by an experimental infrastructure designed to
> support neither of these things.  IP assumes non-hostile, non-lazy, and
> non-clueless nodes.

Sure it is.  When I asked why did providers announced addresses improperly,
I've been told by both Sprint and UUNET engineers "because they paid us and
you don't."