Definitions for "Flow control"
Keywords:  xoff, xon, rts, cts, congestion
communications: A mechanism that compensates for differences in the flow of data to and output from a modem or computer. Generally two choices are available: software flow control (sends control-key signals to tell the other system to start and stop) and hardware flow control (uses special signal wires).
A method of controlling when information is or is not sent.
A mechanism that prevents packet loss during periods of congestion on the network. Packet loss is caused when devices send traffic to an already overloaded port on a Switch. Flow control prevents packet loss by inhibiting devices from generating more traffic until the period of congestion ends.
A device designed to limit the flow of water or regenerant to a predetermined value over a broad range of inlet water pressures.
A device designed to limit or restrict the flow of water or regenerant; may include a throttling valve, an orifice of fixed diameter, or a pressure compensating orifice.
flow quenching mechanism used in reliable communications protocols to regulate the flow of information that lets a process receiving the flow temporarily stop the generating process until the receiving process is able to handle more information
The laws, regulations, and economic incentives or disincentives used by waste managers to direct waste generated in a specific geographic area to a designated landfill, recycling, or waste-to-energy facility.
A method whereby normal sewer flows or a portion of normal sewer flows are blocked, retarded, or diverted (bypassed) within certain areas of the sewer collection system.
A legal or economic means that directs the movement of materials to a specific destination.