Best Linux distribution for drastic changes in TCP/IP stack and features
I will be getting into some linux kernel programming and network internal.
Please tell me which is the best Linux distribution to install on my computers for making drastic changes to the TCP/IP stack and making new features, and possibly distributed computing?
Drastic changes includes adding new protocols but is much more cut and slice.
If there is no one best distribution for above changes, then tell which is best for which?
If possible, also give justification for any specific Linux distribution.
I have used linux mostly simulations on ns2 network simulator, and haven't used it for much else.
I have only used Red Hat 9 and Fedora 8.
Last, I installed and am using Fedora 8, but have a lot of problems in connectin to the internet and administrative things like sudo. Have to repeat the internet procedure every time.