Re: ECN for servers ?

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Wed Feb 14 2001 - 15:53:50 EST

On 14 Feb 2001, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> By author: Petru Paler <>
> > What is the impact of enabling ECN on the server side ? I mean, will
> > any clients (with broken firewalls) be affected if a SMTP/HTTP server
> > has ECN enabled ?

> Pro: better behaviour in presence of network congestion.
> Con: people behind broken firewalls can't connect.

Since you can use ICMP to tunnel data, a lot of security ppl are
reluctant to stop filtering ICMP :/


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