Nagling Coalescence

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Nagling Coalescence definition

networking, algorithm
An algorithm for improving TCP/IP network performance by combining small packets ("tinygrams") into larger ones, thus reducing the per-packet overhead. The server transmits the packet either when it has reached a preset size or when it receives an acknowledgment of the previous packet.
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(1998-11-06)

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