mitd writes: "Enterprise Linux Today is running an article about how some network devices i.e. routers, do not support ECN (Explicit Congestion Notification), causing WWW sites to be unavailable to 2.4.x kernel based hosts." The article does show you an easy workaround, though. (Read more below.)
"Nice quote: 'The answer is that Linux is once again on the cutting edge of networking technology ...' The article points out some major sites that have not updated their routers to handle ECN packets."
Anything that helps destroy congestion at least has my attention. (And in a parallel universe, legions of Windows users are howling that the Linux hegemonists have again chosen to implement new standards in order to drag them into the fold ;) )