How can I turn off SLP Multicasts?

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Novell NetWare 5.0


SLP multicast traffic bringing up a dialup ISDN connection.
How can I turn off SLP Multicasts?
How can I minimize SLP traffic on the wire?


To turn off Service Location Protocol (SLP) add a Directory Agent (DA) to the slp.cfg . Set SLP DA discovery options =4. This will affect all interfaces in the server. You cannot have different settings for different interfaces in the same server. See the March 1999 AppNotes for more information about SLP.

Additional Information

Set SLP DA heart beat = 10800 (seconds) is the default for Directory Agent (DA) synchronization. Service Agent (SA) servers will communicate with the DA every hour by default.

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