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How to completely disable ProxyConfig?

ricotries
Communicator

I have a Splunk Enterprise instance (v7.3.4) and I am wondering if there is a way to completely disable ProxyConfig in server.conf? Every time the software restarts there's 4 informational logs in splunkd.log related to the 4 proxy settings (http_proxy, https_proxy, proxy_rules, and no_proxy), but I don't really care since I won't be enabling any outside communication. Is this required behavior or did I do something to trigger these startup messages?

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PavelP
Motivator

Hello @ricotries,

AFAIK this function is compiled in the splunk binary, so you cannot disable it.

What you can do is to change the logging level for ProxyConfig to WARN. Create a file /opt/splunk/etc/log-local.cfg with following content:

[splunkd]
category.ProxyConfig=WARN

and restart splunk

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PavelP
Motivator

Hello @ricotries,

AFAIK this function is compiled in the splunk binary, so you cannot disable it.

What you can do is to change the logging level for ProxyConfig to WARN. Create a file /opt/splunk/etc/log-local.cfg with following content:

[splunkd]
category.ProxyConfig=WARN

and restart splunk

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Jamie
Explorer

Hello.  Has anyone pushed out this configuration to Universal Forwarders using a Deployment Manager?  Thanks.

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ricotries
Communicator

Is this the equivalent of filtering by severity level in syslog?

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PavelP
Motivator

Hello @ricotries

yes, sort of
https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.0.3/AdvancedDev/ModInputsLog

I've tested this solution and it works

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