I had this message many time when I try to update my system via zypper
Error code: HTTP response: 408
Error message: The requested URL returned error: 408

Abort, retry, ignore? [A/r/i]:
And I must answer that question to make it retry to connect every time that showing to me the message.

So is there any possible to make zypper take longer time retry to connect to repositories by itself? because I don't had like this problem with Smart Package Manager!

I hope you understanding what I mean.