Defines the amount of time (in number of seconds) that a search will continue before timing out. It is used to stop potentially long searches. After the maximum search time is reached, the search terminates and returns an error. The default is 5 seconds.
Directory Server is been preconfigured with a timeout value of 120 seconds. This value can be changed through the Directory Server console or by using ldapmodify. If you wish to change it using ldapmodify,create a newConfig.xml, with the following values (this example changes the timeout from 120 seconds to 3600 seconds):
dn: cn=config changetype: modify replace:nsslapd-timelimit nsslapd-timelimit: 3600
Then, run ldapmodify. For example:
setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH /opt/SUNWam/lib/:/opt/SUNWam/ldaplib/ldapsdk:/usr/lib/mps:/usr/share/lib/mps/secv1:/usr/lib/mps/secv1: $LD_LIBRARY_PATH ./ldapmodify -D "cn=Directory Manager" -w "iplanet333" -c -a -h hostname.domain -p 389 -f newConfig.xml