Difference between flow control and congestion control

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Both Flow control and congestion control are the traffic controlling methods.

Following are the important differences between Flow Control and Congestion Control.

Sr. No.KeyFlow ControlCongestion Control
1DefinitionIn Flow Control, Traffic is controlled and Traffic represents flow from sender to receiver.In Congestion Control also, Traffic is controlled and Traffic represents flow entering into the network.
2LayersData link and Transport layers handles flow control.Network and Transport layers handles congestion control.
3Prime FocusReceiver is prevented from being overwhelmed.Network is prevented from being congested.
4ResponsibilityOnly sender is responsible for the traffic.Transport layer is responsible for the traffic.
5WayTraffic is prevented by slowing down the sender.Traffic is prevented by slowing down the transport layer.
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Published on 26-Nov-2019 10:54:48
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