flow control}. The receiver typically

has a fixed size buffer into which received data is written as soon as it is received. When the amount of buffered data exceeds a "high water mark", the receiver will signal to the transmitter to stop transmitting until the process reading the data has read sufficient data from the buffer that it has reached its "low water mark", at which point the receiver signals to the transmitter to resume transmission.

Last updated: 1995-03-22

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flow control}. The receiver typicallyn the amount of buffered data

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