System Administration Guide: Network Services

SLP Configuration File: Basic Elements

The /etc/inet/slp.conf file defines and activates all SLP activity each time you restart the SLP daemon. The configuration file consists of the following elements:

Configuration Properties

All of the basic SLP properties, such as net.slp.isDA and net.slp.DAHeartBeat, are named in the following format.


SLP behavior is defined by the value of a property or a combination of properties in the slp.conf file. Properties are structured as key-value pairs in the SLP configuration file. As shown in the following example, a key-value pair consists of a property name and an associated setting.

<property name>=<value>

The key for each property is the property name. The value sets the numeric (distance or time), true/false state, or string value parameters for the property. Property values consist of one of the following data types:

If the value defined is not allowed, the default value for that property name is used. In addition, an error message is logged using syslog.

Comment Lines and Notations

You can add comments to the slp.conf file that describe the nature and function of the line. Comment lines are optional in the file, but can be useful for administration.

Note –

Settings in the configuration file are case insensitive. For more information, refer to: Guttman, Erik, James Kempf, and Charles Perkins, “Service Templates and service: scheme,” RFC 2609 from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). []