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A new "recon" command in Open Server 5.0.6 can help solve the
problem of escape sequences (function keys, line drawing
characters, etc.) getting messed up because of timing issues- what
happens is that the application gets confused if the sequences
don't arrive together. The "recon" command watches for escape
sequence and buffers them until they are complete, then sends them
along. See man recon+C
If that is not an option, a slower baud rate might help on the
receiving end, or if it's transmissions to the server that aren't
working, some terminals let you control the function key transmit
rate. It may also be possible to make limited adjustments with
termcap and termio by specifying padding sequences.