Security

How do I bind Splunk to a specific interface?

matt
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I want to Splunk to listen on a specific interface not 0.0.0.0. How do I do this?

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jrodman
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You can set SPLUNK_BINDIP in etc/splunk-launch.conf, eg

SPLUNK_BINDIP=127.0.0.1

The address must be an address that the host actually has, for useful results.

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ddarmand
Communicator

Does this working anymore ? i can't find this conf file

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aafogles
Explorer

Works okay at face value, but it seems to break Splunk Web, since the Web Server apparently still looks for the loopback IP (127.0.0.1) for management (8089). Not sure what other features using this setting might break.
Edited Looked more into the documentation. If you intend on using Web, ensure you configure web.conf to use the specified IP. See https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.5.2/Admin/BindSplunktoanIP for details

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MikeKulls
Path Finder

And yes it still works as of v6.1

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MikeKulls
Path Finder

/opt/splunk/etc/splunk-launch.conf

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jrodman
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You can set SPLUNK_BINDIP in etc/splunk-launch.conf, eg

SPLUNK_BINDIP=127.0.0.1

The address must be an address that the host actually has, for useful results.

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jrodman
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Probably not. I'm not aware of any ability to do so.

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balbano
Contributor

can you bind more than one IP?

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