|(networking)||backoff - A host which has experienced a collision on a
network waits for a amount of time before attempting to
retransmit. A random backoff minimises the probability that
the same nodes will collide again, even if they are using the
same backoff algorithm. Increasing the backoff period after
each collision also helps to prevent repeated collisions,
especially when the network is heavily loaded.|
An example algorithm is binary exponential backoff.