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