System Administration Guide: Network Services

SLP Configuration Considerations

The SLP daemon is preconfigured with default properties. If your enterprise functions well with default settings, the SLP deployment requires virtually no administration.

In some situations, however, you might want to modify the SLP properties to tune network operations or to activate certain features. With a few configuration changes you can enable SLP logging, for example. The information in a SLP log and in snoop traces can then help you decide if additional configuration is necessary.

SLP configuration properties reside in the slp.conf file, which is located in the /etc/inet directory. If you decide to change the default property settings, refer to Chapter 9, Administering SLP (Tasks) for the appropriate procedures.

Before you modify SLP configuration settings, consider the following questions that are related to key aspects of network administration:

Deciding What to Reconfigure

You can use the SLP-enabled snoop utility and SLP logging utilities to decide if reconfiguration is necessary and what properties you need to modify. For example, you might reconfigure certain properties to do the following: