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Date:	Mon,  3 Nov 2014 14:01:57 +0100
From:	Florian Westphal <>
To:	<>
Subject: [PATCH -next v3 0/3] net: allow setting ecn via routing table

Here is v3 of the patchset, addressing Erics comments wrt. validating vs.
tcp_ecn sysctl when decoding cookie timestamp.

When using syn cookies, then do not simply trust that the echoed timestamp
was not modified to make sure that ecn is not turned on magically when it
is disabled on the host.

The first two patches, which were not part of earlier series, prepare
the cookie code for the ecn route metrics change by allowing is to
more easily use the existing dst object for ecn validation.

The 3rd patch adds the ecn route metric feature support.
It is almost the same as in v2, except that we'll now also test the
dst_features when decoding a syn cookie timestamp that indicates ecn support.

These three patches then allow turning on explicit congestion notification
based on the destination network.

For example, assuming the default tcp_ecn sysctl '2', the following will
enable ecn (tcp_ecn=1 behaviour, i.e. request ecn to be enabled for a
tcp connection) for all connections to hosts inside the 192.168.2/24 network:

ip route change dev eth0 features ecn

Having a more fine-grained per-route setting can be beneficial for
various reasons, for example 1) within data centers, or 2) local ISPs
may deploy ECN support for their own video/streaming services [1], etc.

Joint work with Daniel Borkmann, feature suggested by Hannes Frederic Sowa.

The patch to enable this in iproute2 will be posted shortly, it is currently
also available here:

[1], p.15
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