Is it possible to use SLP (service location protocol) in an environment which does not support multicasts but just broadcasts? From what I've read it should be possible, but I can't get it to work.
Let's say I have a very simple little network with just a couple of computers attached to an unmanaged switch. So there is no router which could handle multicast group tables.
When using OpenSLP, the server side (the windows servcie which implements a SLP SA (service agent)) has an option which forces it to use broadcast instead of multicast. So far so good. But how can I tell OpenSLP to use broadcasts on the UA (user agent) side (when calling SLPFindSrvs, for example)?
All I want to do is a little test in that network where on one computer (where slpd is running as a windows service) I register a service using
slptool register service:myserv.x://myhost.com
And on an other computer I want to find that service using
slptool findsrvs service:myserv.x
But no services are found...