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SubjectRe: RFC3168, section - ECN and retransmit of SYN
On Fri, 2003-02-21 at 22:40, John Bradford wrote:
> > Supporting this would make using ECN a lot less painful - currently, if
> > I want to use ECN by default, I get to turn it off anytime I find an
> > ECN-hostile site that I'd like to communicate with.
> Linux shouldn't encourage the use of equipment that violates RFCs, in
> this case, RFC 739.
> The correct way to deal with it, is to contact the maintainers of the
> site, and ask them to fix the non conforming equipment.

That's right. Unfortunately, the way most people *will* deal with it is
by turning ECN off permanently and forgetting about it. That won't help
ECN become widely adopted.


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