Sliding Window Protocol

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A protocol used by the Transmission Control Protocol which sends data into a network. The protocol varies the number of packets that are sent out at each transmission depending on the current network conditions: if the network is heavily loaded then a small number are sent; if the network is lightly loaded then many more are sent. The collection of packets sent is known as a Window. This protocol is occasionally referred to as the slow start protocol.

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