The NI Service Locator facilitates communication between National Instruments support programs and services, such as the NI Example Finder and RT Proxy. These programs and services use local dynamic TCP ports to communicate with each other. The NI Service Locator manages these dynamic ports.
Since the Locator runs as a background service, it requires no user interaction. If you suspect there is a problem with the NI Service Locator, you can see the current status of the Locator by browsing to http://localhost:3580/dumpinfo?
. This will return a report that details NI Service Locator's current connections.