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How to register Linux services in SLP

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How to register Linux services in SLP


1 - Ensure the DA is using UDP for SLP (as is the default with NetWare):

     set slp tcp = off

2 - Open ports 524 & 427 on the local Linux firewall, or turn it off completely while troubleshooting:

    # yast firewall


    # /sbin/SuSEfirewall2 stop

3 - Specify the IP address and Scope of the SLPDA server in /etc/slp.conf such as:

     net.slp.DAAddresses =
     net.slp.useScopes = MYSCOPE

-- Quick way to check that:

     # egrep -v "^#|^;|^$" /etc/slp.conf

4 - Restart the SLP daemon:

     # /etc/init.d/slpd restart

5 - Verify that the Linux host can query the DA:

-- List the configured (or discovered) DA:

     # slptool findsrvs service:directory-agent

-- List known scopes:

     # slptool findscopes

-- Query DA for discovered NW servers:

     # slptool findsrvs service:bindery.novell

-- Query DA for discovered Linux services:

     # slptool findsrvs service:ssh

6 - Verify that the non-DA NetWare servers can query for Linux services via SLP:

     display slp services ssh

7 - Verify that Windows workstations can query for Linux services via SLP:

c:\> slpclop.exe --> specify IP address of DA; scope name; servicetype ssh --> Search


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  • Document ID:3307918
  • Creation Date:09-NOV-06
  • Modified Date:27-APR-12
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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