Why doesn't Splunk 4 honor the crawlers section of crawl.conf?


In the documentation for Splunk 4, it says that you can specify a [crawlers] section like so:


crawlers_list = vhost_logs

The crawler is defined in its own [vhost_logs] section.

But no matter what crawlers I define in that section, I always get "Unknown crawler 'vhost_logs'. Legal values are: ['files', 'net']". What is the correct way to do this in 4?

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The documentation was inaccurate. The [crawlers] stanza does not, in fact, exist.

We've just corrected the documentation; read it here:

Also, refer to the crawl.conf spec file here: