System Administration Guide: Network Services

Summary of the SLP Design

SLP libraries inform network-aware agents that advertise services in order for those services to be discovered over a network. SLP agents maintain up-to-date information on the type and location of services. These agents can also use proxy registrations to advertise services that are not directly SLP enabled. For more information, see Chapter 10, Incorporating Legacy Services.

Client applications rely on SLP libraries that make requests directly to the agents that advertise services.