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SubjectFinal Warning [ was: ECN is on! ]
At 10:18 AM 5/22/01, Steve Modica wrote:

>Perhaps it's none of my business, but it doesn't seem very sporting to
>just turn something on that breaks stuff and say "you had fair
>warning". Why not shut it back off, issue a statement saying it works
>now and will be re-enabled on June 10th or something, and everyone must
>do thus and so or they will break on that day?
>Vague things like "it'll be turned on real soon now" or ASAP really mean
>"never" since admins always have things with real deadlines at the top
>of their list.

I'd suggest something like:

Final Warning. ECN is being turned on NOW. If your firewall doesn't
support ECN, this will be the last message that gets through to you from us.

Such a message will have the interesting characteristic of being the last
message received. This will make it obvious why no further messages are


David Relson Osage Software Systems, Inc. Ann Arbor, MI 48103 tel: 734.821.8800

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