maximum segment size

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maximum segment size definition

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".
(1998-03-06)

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