flow control


flow control
   1. In communications, control of the rate at which information is exchanged between two computers over a transmission channel. Flow control is needed when one of the devices cannot receive the information at the same rate as it can be sent, usually because some processing is required on the receiving end before the next transmission unit can be accepted. Flow control can be implemented either in hardware or in software.
   2. In networking, control of the flow of data throughout the network, ensuring that network segments are not congested. A router controls data flow by routing around any trouble spots.
   See also handshaking.

Dictionary of networking . 2014.

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