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Re: Internet2

  • From: Florian Weimer
  • Date: Wed Apr 27 17:00:11 2005

* Dan Hollis:

> And there are so many IWF that applying enough cluebats to clear the path 
> for ECN is going to take enormous effort.

ECN favors non-conformant endpoints.  Therefore, it won't help you in
the long run if the congestion is on a path which is shared by
multiple customers.  Popular file sharing software will just set the
proper flags to decrease the discard probability, just like Netscape
opened multiple HTTP connections to the same server.