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Meaning of SLIDING WINDOW

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  a window that open by sliding horizontally
 
 See Also: window

 

 

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 Definition: 

A method of flow control in which a receiver gives a transmitter permission to transmit data until a window is full. When the window is full, the transmitter must stop transmitting until the receiver advertises a larger window.

tcp, other transport protocols, and several link-layer protocols use this method of flow control.

 

 

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