Location Protocol (SLP) was standardized in the IETF
by the SVRLOC working group. It provides automatic client configuration
for applications and advertisement for network services. Activity continues,
although the official IETF working group has concluded (see the working
The Service Location
Project exists to coordinate continued standardization, implementation,
interoperability tests, as well as to distribute information about new
applications of SLP and software which uses it.
to IETF Draft Standard
Important - several discussion issues are
in Final Review - Please review them!
SLPv2 specifications developed in the community
Review and discuss new
SLP service templates and applications
Develop software which uses SLP
SLP Version Compatibility: a matrix which shows compatibility
between SLPv1, SLPv2 and SLPv2bis. Only changes which have been
approved are included.
- List for general service location protocol discussions.
The archives of discussion on the old SVRLOC
WG mailing list are also available.
Documents under devlopment by the SRVLOC Project
SLPv2 MIB work in progress, notes.
SLP Applicability Statement work in progress,
Distributions (including those which are not open source)
OpenSLP: The open source Service
Location Protocol project
mSLP: Mesh enhanced
SLP open source project (Java based)
LDAP SLP: Open source LDAP-SLP Implementation supporting SLPv2 with an LDAP back end
IANA assignments for SLPv2 Extension
IDs and Templates