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Re: sysctl should disable ECN by default

On Wed, 05 Sep 2001, Steve Greenland wrote:
> On 05-Sep-01, 16:35 (CDT), Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> wrote: 
> > On Wed, 05 Sep 2001, T.Pospisek's MailLists wrote:
> > > 	Why is it so hard to change a few lines and have the default be
> > > 	set to *off* and let whoever feels like it enable it?
> > 
> > Because apparently Xu feels equally strong about not allowing someone else's
> > irresponsability (the router firmware writer's) to force him to disable
> > something he believes is right (or force him to change the default kernel
> > behaviour against upstream wishes, or whatever) ?
> 1. The default kernel behavior is that ECN is completely disabled. 

Yes. However, if one wants the possibility of turning ECN on, it defaults to
enabled. You know that, and so do I and everyone else (worth talking to) in
this thread. Don't push the issue around.

> can't help but think that if someone's first experience with Debian is
> that the network install fails silently because ECN is enabled and some
> router between him and the archive is broken then we have failed to meet
> our (implied?)commitment in the Social Contract. All the newbie is going
> to know is that it doesn't work. Boy, I'm glad we've made our political
> point.

Sight. I give up. I said it THREE times that we should warn users about the
issue, since Xu does not want to poke the kernel AND he wants the
possibility of turning ECN on in the kernel.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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