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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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