Who should read this guide

Often there are significant differences between the behavior of implementations of standardized protocols.  OpenSLP is no different.  Every attempt has been made to follow the specification from the IETF RFCs, but there still may be subtle differences between OpenSLP and other SLP implementations.  To be informed, even experienced users of SLP should read this guide.

Note: This guide deals with concepts that are specific to using OpenSLP.  If you are looking for an overview of the SLP protocol itself, you should read "An Introduction to SLP" or review the SLP RFCs (2608, 2609, 2614).  If you are a developer, you should probably read the OpenSLP Programmers Guide.