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Splunk 6.0.1 and OSX firewall

Hi everybody,

On my OSX (mac mini) server I can connect to splunk (localhost:8000). When I want to connect to the splunk server from a laptop in my home network, I cannot connect. The connection is blocked by the mac mini firewall (because when I turn the firewall off, the connection succeeds). Server and laptops are running Mavericks. Anyone an idea how to tell the firewall to accept these splunk connections?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Splunk 6.0.1 and OSX firewall

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Splunk Employee

Go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Firewall then unlock on the bottom to make changes and click Firewall Options. Click the + at the bottom of the list. Now navigate to /Applications/Splunk/bin and choose python2.7. Set this to Allow incoming connections and hit OK.

Cheers.
Jesse

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Re: Splunk 6.0.1 and OSX firewall

Thanks! That did the trick 😉

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Re: Splunk 6.0.1 and OSX firewall

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Hey Jesse - Did this change with 6.2.1? Having the same struggles in OSX 10.9.5 but no luck even when I add all items under $SPLUNK_HOME/bin. Although connection works when the firewall is turned off. Any ideas/experiences to share?

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