September 23, 2009

Ethernet flow control and IGMP snooping

It is important to note that** TCP flow control mechanism** as well as Ethernet flow control mechanism are completely 2 different mechanism, which strive to achieve the same unique goal but when in used, are completely unaware of each other. As a matter of fact, Ethernet flow control can fully alienate your network if not planned and used carefully :)… So What is TCP flow control? Flow control is a mechanism implemented in the TCP stack which enables a receiver endpoint to notify a sender that it can no longer receive data in its buffer. ... Read more