On Sat, 2003-12-13 at 13:22, Anthony G. Atkielski wrote:
Mark Smith writes:
Can you explain why you don't need it?
The burden of proof is not upon me. It's up to the person recommending
ECN to prove to me that I need it.
I don't experience network congestion with any significant frequency. I
don't need ECN. Packets in my connections are not being dropped, or at
least not to any extent that I've perceived, and this has always been
the case. ECN is an "improvement" that I don't require, and having it
actually makes the Net more inaccessible than it was without ECN,
because not every part of the Net is compatible with ECN.
If there are specific applications so intolerant to congestion-related
packet loss that they justify ECN, then those applications--and only
those--should use ECN. Personally, though, I'd prefer that it always be
turned off by default. The Internet worked before ECN, it will continue
to work today without ECN.
I think I do need ECN because of the poor bandwidth I have for my
organisation, however I cannot use it because 2 important sites to us/me
are ECN broken (www.ausaid.org.au/Australia Foreign Affairs, I told them
about it and I have not check if they have fixed it and www.isoc.org)
I asked them both to fix their implementation, you know the story about
Unless, I would not care about reaching only 99% of the sites..
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