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Flow control (Data transmission systems)

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Topical headingFlow control (Data transmission systems)
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Variant(s)Control of data flow
See alsoAutomatic control
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Data transmission systems
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Found inWork cat.: Li, C.-S. Time-driven priority flow control for real-time heterogeneous internetworking, 1995.
Freedman, A. The computer glossary, 1998: (flow control -- In communications, the management of transmission between two devices. It is concerned with the timing of signals and enables slower-speed devices to communicate with higher-speed ones)
Dictionary of computer science, engineering, and technology, 2001: (flow control -- methods for preventing a sender from flooding a receiver in a point to point link, generally involving feedback from the receiver to the sender about the receiver's ability to receive more packets), Nov. 14, 2005: (The flow control mechanism is used for controlling the flow of data in a network under well-defined conditions, while congestion control is used for controlling the flow of data when congestion has actually occurred. Flow control mechanisms are classified by whether or not they have feedback)
Webopedia, Nov. 14, 2005: (Flow control -- In communications, the process of adjusting the flow of data from one device to another to ensure that the receiving device can handle all of the incoming data. This is particularly important where the sending device is capable of sending data much faster than the receiving device can receive it)