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If Internet Protocol (IP) packets arrive at a node too quickly for it to handle, the following error message may appear in the Event Log:
The flow control mechanism in IP is the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Source Quench message. In effect, when IP packets arrive too quickly for a node to handle, it can send a Source Quench message, which essentially tells the source of the packets to back off. The Event Viewer is stating that this has occurred. This message should not be considered a problem.
Received Source Quench is the number of ICMP Source Quench messages received.
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