const int HTTP_TRACE_MAX = HTTP_TRACE_CURL_BODIES;
-const int HTTP_RETRY_COUNT_DEFAULT = 5;
+// At a minimum, retries need to extend past any throttling
+// window we're expecting from central services. In the case
+// of Linden services running through the caps routers, there's
+// a five-second or so window for throttling with some spillover.
+// We want to span a few windows to allow transport to slow
+// after onset of the throttles and then recover without a final
+// failure. Other systems may need other constants.
+const int HTTP_RETRY_COUNT_DEFAULT = 8;
const int HTTP_RETRY_COUNT_MIN = 0;
const int HTTP_RETRY_COUNT_MAX = 100;