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I would be in favor of removing this stub and redirecting it to TCP Tuning. That article has a more complete discussion of the receive window and other TCP options, and some other articles (e.g. TCP Receive Window) already redirect there. Blandoon 00:02, 21 June 2007 (UTC)
I'm not certain that the window starts at the maximum value. I think it may start at a minimum value and then increase exponentially until a timeout occurs. Then from there on it increases linearly. I left it because I'm not sure though. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 23:00, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
I am also not certain that the window starts at maximum value. By refering a book of Andrew Tenebaum fourth edition, it has been stated that the window starts from minimum value and it then increases exponentially untill the threshold value and then it increases linearly after the threshold till the timeout value. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 05:28, 14 February 2010 (UTC)
Idanm (talk) 07:39, 23 February 2010 (UTC) from the article: "...the congestion window, also called the TCP receive window..." The congestion window and the receive window are different. While the congestion window size is kept within each side of the connection, and receive window size is published to the other side in the tcp header.