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An area in the NetWare server's memory set aside to temporarily hold arriving data packets. The packets remain in this buffer until the server is ready to process them and send them to their destination. This ensures the smooth flow of data into the server, even during times of particularly heavy input/output operations.The number of packet receive buffers is set during server installation. This number is increased by the operating system as needed due to heavy buffer activity.