What is IEEE 802.3x flow control?

802.3x Ethernet flow control is a mechanism for temporarily stopping the transmission of data on an Ethernet computer network. A situation may arise where a sending station (computer) may be transmitting data faster than some other part of the network (including the receiving station) can accept it. The overwhelmed network element will send a PAUSE frame, which halts the transmission of the sender for a specified period of time.
FAQ ID: 1730
Created: 11/13/2008
Modified: 11/13/2008
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