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Re: reopening ECN bugreport/netbase

On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 04:32:42PM +0200, Tomas Pospisek wrote:

> 	if ! grep /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_ecn /etc/sysctl.conf >/dev/null;
> 		then echo sys/net/ipv4/tcp_ecn=0 >> /etc/sysctl.conf
> 	fi
> to the kernel-image-2.4.x postinst.

no, this is broken and evil. kernel-image packages should NOT override
someone who chooses to have ECN enabled.

the problem is that recent kernel-images have ECN support compiled in.

they shouldn't.

the correct solution is to NOT compile ECN support into the distribution
kernels. that's a choice that should be left up to the individual system
admin - if they want it, they can compile a kernel to support it.


craig sanders <cas@taz.net.au>

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