Service Location Protocol

Service Location Protocol

Service Location Protocol

Keith_Carter at Keith_Carter at
Tue Nov 19 13:29:15 EST 1996

  IPP Team,

  We do not need to focus on the Service Location Protocol (SLP).  IBM will
  pursue improving the LDAP standard to match capabilities that are
  supported by SLP but not by LDAP.  The most notable example is that SLP
  allows clients to dynamically locate a directory server which LDAP does
  not currently support.

  The reasons for focusing on LDAP over SLP are as follows:

    -   LDAP has garnered wide-spread industry support from Netscape, IBM,
  Novell, Microsoft and others companies.
    -   LDAP has more robust functionality and a richer API set than SLP.
    -   LDAP explicitly addresses security while SLP does not explicitly
  address security.

  Have a super day,


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