Overview#TimeLimit specifies the maximum length of time in seconds that the DSA should spend processing the SearchRequest.
Zero (0) implies there is TimeLimit for the SearchRequest.
DUA SearchRequest Setting#The SearchRequest element for TimeLimit may be more restrictive than the DSA TimeLimit setting. DSA TimeLimit is, depending on the LDAP Server Implementation a configuration option that controls the maximum number of entries that may be returned from any single SearchRequest.
Typically this is a DSA setting vs a DIT setting and depending on the LDAP Server Implementation may be overridden by a per-user configuration. That is, some LDAP Server Implementations can be configured to not enforce DSA TimeLimit limits for Administrative users.