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Re: Changes to /etc/init.d/networking

On Fri, Apr 13, 2001 at 07:28:38AM -0600, Stefan Srdic wrote:
> That could explain a few problems that I have been having while attempting to
> download from the net through my Windows clients,

Well, Windows and most routers do not have a problem. Only large Firewalls,
notably PIX needs a OS Upgrade.

> how there was no mention of this in the kernel documentation.

  Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN) allows routers to notify
  clients about network congestion, resulting in fewer dropped packets
  and increased network performance. This option adds ECN support to the
  Linux kernel, as well as a sysctl (/proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_ecn) which
  allows ECN support to be disabled at runtime.

  Note that, on the Internet, there are many broken firewalls which
  refuse connections from ECN-enabled machines, and it may be a while
  before these firewalls are fixed. Until then, to access a site behind
  such a firewall (some of which are major sites, at the time of this
  writing) you will have to disable this option, either by saying N now
  or by using the sysctl.

  If in doubt, say N.

this is 2.4.3

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