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Re: sysctl should disable ECN by default

On 7 Sep 2001, Florian Weimer wrote:
> This knife cuts both sides.  Why should someone bother to forward
> non-conformant packages?

"Reserved" bits can have any value. Routers need to _ignore_ them if they
don't know what they mean (that is, if they're too old). They must
_generate_ packages with the value zero at any time, but when forwarding,
they must not touch them.

Any implementation that does is not just broken, but was made by a
braindead person (I refuse to call someone like that a "programmer")

wouter dot verhelst at advalvas dot be

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