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SubjectRe: [PROBLEM]: Strange network problems with 2.4.0 and 3c59x.o
Oh, hrm.... Guess I shouldn't have turned that on ;)
Sorry. nevermind :)


Miles Lane wrote:

> Make sure your kernel build .config file contains the line:
>
> # CONFIG_INET_ECN is not set
>
> not
>
> CONFIG_INET_ECN=y
>
> Here's what the kernel configuration help has to say:
>
> 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.
>
> Shawn Starr wrote:
> >
> > Here's something strange that i've been noticing with 2.4.0. Some websites I am
> > unable to access now. For example:
> >
> > http://www.scotiabank.ca/simplify/index.html
>
> <snip>
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