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Running Splunkweb on localhost

mundus
Path Finder

What is the best practice for making Splunkweb listen only on localhost or 127.0.0.1?

Thx.

Craig

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gkanapathy
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The "best" practice is up to you to determine, but you can make the SplunkWeb process only listen by setting server.sockethost = 127.0.0.1 in the web.conf file. If this is a concern to you, you may also want to use iptables or another firewall.

tmcwaters
Engager

Slight correction. The setting is server.socket_host not server.sockethost
Also setting it as
server.socket_host = localhost
allows for IPv6 support vs 127.0.0.1 which only works in IPv4

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