maximum segment size


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maximum segment size

(networking)
(MSS) The maximum amount of TCP data that a node can send in one segment. This should be the size of the receiver's reassembly buffer to try to avoid fragmentation.

The equivalent at the physical layer is "Maximum Transmission Unit".
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where C is the capacity of the bottleneck link shared by the N flows, and MSS is the Maximum Segment Size. Once the flows' window size reaches [W.sup.*], it will be reduced within a few RTTs as the switch begins to mark the data packets.
When the sender detects packet loss by retransmission timeouts, it goes to slow start algorithm and set the congestion window size to one maximum segment size (mss).

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