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Is it required to set a static ip on the localhost for Splunk with Universal Forwarder to work?

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I'm a student running the free Community Edition in my homelab. My host currently receives a dynamic IP. Is a static IP required or recommended? Thank you.

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Hello @elsaddiq

For sending data from Forwarder to Indexer, you need to mention the IP or DNS name of the indexer, if the ip is changing then it will be a issue as data sending will be stopped. So recommended is to have a static ip.

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Hi @elsaddiq

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