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Definitions of BACKOFF
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A host which has experienced a collision on anetwork waits for a amount of time before attempting toretransmit. A random backoff minimises the probability thatthe same nodes will collide again, even if they are using thesame backoff algorithm. Increasing the backoff period aftereach collision also helps to prevent repeated collisions,especially when the network is heavily loaded.An example algorithm is binary exponential backoff.
By Denis Howe