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SubjectRE: [RFC PATCH] network: return errors if we know tcp_connect failed
> Yes, I realize this is little different than if the
> SYN was dropped in the first network device, but it is different
> because we know what happened! We know that connect() call failed
> and that there isn't anything coming back.

I would argue that -j DROP should behave exactly as the packet is dropped in the network, while -j REJECT should signal the failure to the application as soon as possible (which it doesn't seem to do).

It does not only make sense, but also is a highly useful testing technique that we use -j DROP in OUTPUT to emulate network losses and see how the application behaves.

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