TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols (2nd Edition) (Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series)

Author: Kevin R. Fall, W. Richard Stevens
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by JM-Gurgeh   2019-11-17

I'm home now and able to consult my networking bible. The flow control implementation in ethernet (802.3x) does not use sliding window. All it uses is special pause frames that include a type (pause being the only relevant type) and a value for hold-off time, indicating how long the receiving device should wait before sending more data.

There's all kinds of theoretical flow control mechanisms, sliding window being one of them. Any layer 2 protocol can incorporate any mechanism, but the most used layer 2 protocol is 802.3 (i.e. "ethernet") and the flow control mechanism chosen there is not sliding window.

So the next question is: what layer 2 protocol are you talking about? Ethernet? Token Ring? Fiber Channel?

by glymph   2019-11-17

Check out the following books:

TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols: The Protocols v. 1 (Addison-Wesley Professional Computing)

By Gary A. Donahue Network Warrior (2nd Edition)

by youfrickinguy   2019-07-21

Yes, yes there is.

TCP/IP Illustrated:

by keftes   2019-07-21

Networking is networking. There's no difference who does it.


Regardless, this is a timeless book:

by estevaovix   2018-08-26
TCP/IP Illustrated:
by bogomipz   2017-08-19
TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols