21.0 SLP Services in the Network
The service location protocol (SLP) was developed to
simplify the configuration of networked clients within a local network.
To configure a network client, including all required services, the
administrator traditionally needs detailed knowledge of the servers
available in the network. SLP makes the availability of selected services
known to all clients in the local network. Applications that support SLP
can use the information distributed and be configured automatically.
openSUSE® supports installation using installation sources provided
with SLP and contains many system services with integrated support for
SLP. YaST and Konqueror both have appropriate front-ends for SLP. You
can use SLP to provide networked clients with central functions, such as
an installation server, file server, or print server on your system.
IMPORTANT: SLP Support in openSUSE
Services that offer SLP support include cupsd, rsyncd, ypserv, openldap2,
ksysguardd, saned, kdm, vnc, login, smpppd, rpasswd, postfix, and sshd