Bonding network cards and advertising an install source via SLP shows as 0.0.0.0

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2
 

Situation

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 0.0.0.0.  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:
service:install.suse:http://0.0.0.0/install/path,en,65535
 

Resolution

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 0.0.0.0 with an entry that will resolve, such as:
- Server name
- Servers IP address
- $HOSTNAME

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:
service:install.suse:http
 

Disclaimer

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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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