19.3. Activating SLP

slpd must run on your system if you want to offer services. It is not necessary to start this daemon simply to make service inquiries. Like most system services in SUSE Linux, the slpd daemon is controlled by means of a separate init script. The daemon is inactive by default. To activate it for the duration of a session, run rcslpd start as root to start it and rcslpd stop to stop it. Perform a restart or status check with restart or status. If slpd should be active by default, run the insserv slpd command once as root. This automatically includes slpd in the set of services to start when a system boots.