It is possible for Reflection to send data to the host faster than the host can receive it. For example, if you paste text from the Clipboard into a host editor such as EDT, you may overrun the host's buffer.
By setting a delay between characters, you can specify how long Reflection should wait after each character when transmitting blocks of characters to the host.
This delay also affects character transmission during file transfers. Setting a value of 3 at 9600 baud lowers the effective speed of data transmission to about 2400 bits per second.
On a VMS host, setting the terminal's HOSTSYNC characteristic can also help prevent overrunning the host's buffer when pasting data. To do this, enter the following command at the DCL prompt: SET TERMINAL/HOSTSYNC.
For backward compatibility, you can enter a value for character delay of up to 255. However, the maximum in Reflection always reverts to 100.