SLP: Scope list not supported (4)

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Novell Service Location Protocol (SLP) Novell SLP Directory Agent (SLPDA.NLM)
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10


openSLP can't register services with Netware DA.
Lan trace shows: "Error Code: Scope list not supported (4)"


Ethereal and wireshark translate the error "SCOPE_NOT_SUPPORTED" as"Error Code: Scope list not supported (4)".

One thing that can cause this error is if you have option names in the incorrect case in the slp.conf file.
To reproduce the error, use:
net.slp.usescopes = MYSCOPE
instead of:
net.slp.useScopes = MYSCOPE

In this case it appears to be functioning as designed, as conf files in Linux are typically case sensitive.

This actual error is described in RFC 2614.
SCOPE_NOT_SUPPORTED = 4: The SLP message did not include a scope in
its supported by the SA or DA.

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  • Document ID:3491826
  • Creation Date: 25-Jun-2007
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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