TCP window scaling and broken routers
Posted Jul 10, 2004 0:19 UTC (Sat) by dlang
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Parent article: TCP window scaling and broken routers
let's see with ECN people were up in arms about those nasty firewalls that blocked backets that did unknown things with the undefined bits in the header (even before ECN was an approved spec) and said that they should have zerod out the bits instead of blocking the packet.
in this case the nasty firewalls zero out the bits in the unknown option and people are complaining
putting these two togeather it sounds like what people really want is for the firewalls/routers to just let everything through and not try to enforce anything.
why am I not surprised that this doesn't "just happen"
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