On the serial to serial adapter what do we use to work out when to send a packet? If we have an incoming stream of serial data, do we send when there is a pause in the data stream if so how long a pause is needed?

Yes, we will send the data if the pause is too long.

Here are commands to adjust timeout and buffer size:

- set serial s0 buffer-datasize<number of bytes>
- set serial [s0/s1] buffer-time<0/t secs>

Buffer time starts at the beginning of the transmit