slp.conf file management

Contributors

The slp.conf configuration file provides additional options that enable you to manage a service location protocol daemon (SLPD) server.

Location

C:\Program Files (x86)\NetApp\smis\pegasus\cfg

Privilege level

A user with a valid user name and password

Description

The slp.conf configuration file enables you to change the number of interfaces a host listens to for SLP requests and the number of IP addresses a host uses for multicasting.

Use a text editor to open the slp.conf.

Parameters
  • interfaces

    Specifies the maximum number of IP addresses a host can listen to for SLP requests.

  • multicast

    Specifies the maximum number of IP addresses a host might use for multicasting. Use this parameter when configuring interfaces for SLP multicast traffic on multihomed systems.

  • BroadcastOnly

    Forces the use of the broadcast option, instead of using the multicast option, when sending messages over SLP.

  • securityEnabled

    Enables security for received URLs and attribute lists.

Example

The following is an abbreviated example of the slp.conf configuration file:

################################################################
# OpenSLP configuration file
# Format and contents conform to specification in IETF RFC 2614 so
the comments use the language of the RFC. In OpenSLP, SLPD
operates as an SA and a DA. The SLP UA functionality is
encapsulated by SLPLIB.
################################################################

#-----------------------------------------------------------------
# Static Scope and DA Configuration
#-----------------------------------------------------------------
# This option is a comma delimited list of strings indicating the
only scopes a UA or SA is allowed when making requests or
registering or the scopes a DA must support. (default value is
"DEFAULT");net.slp.useScopes = myScope1, myScope2, myScope3

# Allows administrator to force UA and SA agents to use specific
DAs. If this setting is not used dynamic DA discovery will be used
to determine which DAs to use. (Default is to use dynamic DA
discovery)