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Key principles/being a good network citizen
Exponential backoff is a key networking principle.
An important element of exponential back-off is that it is coupled with a careful reverse process that allows traffic volume to resume. As a general principle exponential back-off should be coupled with a linear ramp-up. This guarantees a stable environment. Without it, traffic volumes can oscillate, potentially becoming unstable, in complex communication environments (real world). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 08:55, 18 August 2011 (UTC)