[Cake] sometimes I worry about cobalt's effectiveness

Jonathan Morton chromatix99 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 10:27:04 EST 2021

>> On 14 Dec, 2021, at 11:59 am, Sebastian Moeller <moeller0 at gmx.de> wrote:
>> Could we maybe introduce a no-ecn keyword to switch cake to drop only mode? If only to help diagnose ECN issues?
> Inserting a firewall rule *before* Cake to force the ECN field to Not-ECT should suffice for this purpose.

Addendum: either this firewall rule should ignore packets that are already CE-marked, *or* a second firewall rule which *drops* CE-marked packets should be inserted as well.  This avoids erasing congestion information from any upstream AQM.

 - Jonathan Morton

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