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binary exponential backoff

An algorithm for dealing with contention in the use of a network. To transmit a packet the host sets a local parameter, L to 1 and transmits in one of the next L slots. If a collision occurs, it doubles L and repeats.

 


Nearby terms: Binary Compatibility Standard binary counter binary data binary exponential backoff binary file binary large object binary package
 

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