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Re: sysctl should disable ECN by default

On Sat, 1 Sep 2001 16:04, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> I suggest to disable ECN¹ in the default network configuration.
> This should be done in Woody since we don't like our users to be
> confused just because of the ECN support in kernel is turned on.
> ¹ ECN bit causes trouble on bad configured firewalls, so the fresh
> installed Debian box won't be able to connect some remote hosts.

Why should the default configuration be changed to account for the 
diminishing number of broken routers on the net?  The vast majority of 
routers work well.  Now the only major sites that have problems are 
http://www.jobserve.com/ and http://www.theregister.co.uk/ , but they will 
probably be fixed before woody is released.

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