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Bonding network cards and advertising an install source via SLP shows as

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2


Two network cards (eth0 & eth1) are bonded together to form bond0; bond0 has the IP address of the server.  When a YaST installation source is created and advertised with SLP the IP address appears as  This is seen using both Konqueror and slptool.
Whilst creating the installation source the 'Announce as Installation Service with SLP' box was checked.
Creating an install source as NFS, FTP or HTTP makes no difference.

In the file, /etc/slp.reg.d/YaST-xxxxxx.reg, the first line displays similar to:


This issue has been fixed in patch, yast2-instserver-2.18.0.

A workaround can be implemented by manually editing the file, /etc/slp.reg.d/YaST-xxxxxx.reg.
Replace with an entry that will resolve, such as:
- Server name
- Servers IP address

Then restart SLP:
/etc/init.d/slpd restart

Additional Information

To find the advertised service browse with Konqueror, or run:
slptool findsrvtypes

An entry similar to the following should exist:


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  • Document ID:7002676
  • Creation Date: 18-Feb-2009
  • Modified Date:13-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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