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Re: sysctl should disable ECN by default

On Mon, Sep 03, 2001 at 07:44:19AM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> 1. CONFIG_INET_ECN must be turned on, otherwise the user will have to
> recompile the kernel to use it.

yes, that is correct.

if the user wants ECN, they should compile the kernel to enable it.

> So do whatever you want, but please do it in the right place.

which is in the kernel-image .config file.

1. stock kernel-images should only include options which are necessary for
booting & installing debian

2. they should not include non-essential experimental features.

ECN fails on both counts.

ECN is a good thing, and widespread adoption of it should be encouraged
- BUT enabling it should require an informed act by the user since it is
likely to result in network outages at the moment.


craig sanders <cas@taz.net.au>

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