Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Deployment Planning Guide

Retransmission Timeout

Some systems allow you to configure the initial time interval between retransmission of packets. This setting affects the wait before retransmission of an unacknowledged packet. When set too high, clients can be kept waiting on lost packets. For Intranet deployments on fast, reliable networks, you can set this parameter to a value of 500 milliseconds to improve performance. Do not, however, use such a low value on networks with round trip times of more than 250 milliseconds.

On Solaris systems, this time interval is configured through the tcp_rexmit_interval_initial parameter.