Service Location Tab

Scope List

  • Default Value: N/A

  • Range: N/A

  • Description: This is a list of scope names to be reported to SLP applications on this workstation. Multiple scope names are allowed. The list order reflects the preference order. Scopes can also be configured via DHCP or discovered dynamically from Directory Agents (unless the Active Discovery option has been disabled), although dynamically discovered scopes are not displayed here (can only be viewed with the SLPINFO command).

Static (Check Box in Scope List Window)

  • Default Value: 0 (Unchecked)

  • Range: 0 = Unchecked, 1 = Checked

  • Description: Check the Static check box if you don't want the list to be supplemented by scopes that are discovered dynamically from Directory Agents; otherwise , the client will use all scopes that the discovered Directory Agents service.

Directory Agent List

  • Default Value: N/A

  • Range: N/A

  • Description: This is a list of SLP Directory Agent addresses. Multiple Directory Agent addresses are allowed and the SLP User Agent/Client will contact each of these DAs when performing a service query, so it is not recommended to assign more than two or three DAs. Each address is a fully qualified domain name (DNS), or a dotted decimal IP address. Directory Agents can also be configured via DHCP, or discovered dynamically.

Static (Check Box in Directory Agent List Window)

  • Default Value: 0 (Unchecked)

  • Range: 0 = Unchecked, 1 = Checked

  • Description: If you check the Static check box for the Directory Agent list, SLP requests will be sent to the Directory Agents whose addresses or DNS names have been configured in the list. Otherwise, SLP will send requests to all discovered (statically or dynamically) Directory Agents (DA) in the network.

Active Discovery (Check Box in Directory Agent List Window)Windows 9x Only

  • Default Value: 1 (Checked)

  • Range: 0 = Unchecked, 1 = Checked

  • Description: Controls whether SLP is allowed to use multicast to look up services. If it is set to ON, the SLP namespace provider can send multicast requests to Server Agents (SA) in the event the service could not be found using a Directory Agent (DA). Setting this to ON also allows the SLP User Agent (UA) to attempt to locate a DA using multicast. If this is set to OFF, the SLP namespace provider must send unicast service requests to DAs and is not allowed to send multicast requests to SAs. This setting has been moved to the Advanced Setting tab in the 2000/XP client, and is listed as SLP Active Discovery.

Registration Filter Scope List (Windows 2000/XP Only)

  • Default Value: N/A

  • Range: Any valid scope string name

  • Description: This parameter is available when you select the Filters button on the Service Location tab of the client properties. It stores a list of SLP scopes to which this workstation can register SLP services. If there are any entries in this parameter, the SLP Server Agent (SA) will only register services to the scopes listed here, even if there are other scopes listed in the Common Scope List. The typical workstation will not be registering SLP services, typically only servers do this, but the Novell client does support SLP service registration from the workstation. An example of workstation registered SLP services includes the SAPSRV.NOVELL service, which is used for IPX compatibility and lists all IPX SAPs that are normally advertised over IPX.

Filtered Service Type List (Windows 2000/XP Only)

  • Default Value: OFF

  • Range: ON, OFF

  • Description: Similar in functionality to the SERVICE REGISTER command used in S LP .CFG on NetWare servers. It is available only if you highlight a scope name that was added to the Registration Filter Scope List. Its purpose is to filter or restrict the registration of specified SLP service types to the specified scopes. For example, you can force the registration of all SAPSRV.NOVELL to the IPXCMD scope. This definition would affect only the SAPSRV.NOVELL SLP service; all other service types would be registered either to the Common Scope List or to the General Registration Scope List, which is displayed as Registration Filter Scope List under the Filters button in the Service Location tab of the client properties.

NOTE

If there are entries in both Filtered Service Type List and Registration Filter Scope List, SLP service registration will be handled differently than if there were just entries in the Registration Filter Scope List. If there are only entries in the Registration Filter Scope List, all SLP services advertised on the workstation will be registered only to the scopes listed there and not to any of the scopes listed on the Common Scope List. If there are entries on both the Registration Filter Scope List and the Filtered Service Type List, all SLP service types defined in the Filtered Service Type List will be registered to the scopes in the Registration Filter Scope List. Likewise, all other SLP service types not defined will be registered to the Common Scope List.


Use Strict Registration Filtering (Windows 2000/XP Only)

  • Default Value: 0 (Unchecked)

  • Range: 0 = Unchecked, 1 = Checked

  • Description: See the preceding note for background understanding. The Use Strict Registration Filtering setting prevents all SLP services not explicitly listed in the Filtered Service Type List from being registered with the Common Scope List. It behaves the same as if there were entries in both the Filtered Service Type List and Registration Filter Scope List, except that any SLP service types not defined in the Filtered Service Type List are not registered with any entry in the SLP Common Scope List. It is possible to add an entry in the Registration Filter Scope List and not assign any service types to it. In this scenario, any service types that were not assigned to a specific entry or entries in the Registration Filter Scope List would go into the entry that has no specific service types assigned to it. If you don't make a specific assignment, it assumes all service types. Once you make an assignment, it becomes exclusive.



Novell NetWare 6. 5 Administrator's Handbook
Novell NetWare 6.5 Administrators Handbook
ISBN: 0789729849
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 172

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