What is RWIN (TCP Receive Window)?

RWIN determines how much data the receiving computer is prepared to receive. An RWIN value that is set too high will result in greater data loss if the packet is lost or damaged in transit. An RWIN value that is set too low will produce very poor throughput. Typically, an RWIN value should be set that is 3 or 4 times the size of the Maximum Segment Size (MSS).

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