04939724 is referenced by 62 patents and cites 6 patents.

A link (19) connects a first controller (6) and a second controller (10) in a local area network. The second controller sends a header to the first controller (6) containing status information as to the status of an input buffer (70) at the second controller. The flow of the message data from a first buffer (44) at the first controller is controlled depending upon the status of the input buffer (70) at the second node. This prevents overflow of the input buffer (70) by controlling the rate at which new messages are placed on the transmit data link (19).

Title
Cluster link interface for a local area network
Application Number
7/291756
Publication Number
4939724
Application Date
December 29, 1988
Publication Date
July 3, 1990
Inventor
Ronald J Ebersole
Beaverton
OR, US
Agent
Owen L Lamb
Assignee
Intel Corporation
CA, US
IPC
H04J 3/26
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