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From "david.w.smiley@gmail.com" <david.w.smi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Give Solr its "own" port number
Date Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:10:03 GMT
-0  Hoss’s points are my view as well.  8983 is already pretty well known
amongst Solr users.

~ David Smiley
Freelance Apache Lucene/Solr Search Consultant/Developer
http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidwsmiley

On Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 12:37 PM, Chris Hostetter <hossman_lucene@fucit.org>
wrote:

> : Until 5.x Solr would start on whatever port of the appserver chosen,
> i.e. 8983 for Jetty, 8080 for Tomcat etc.
> : Now that Solr is a "standalone" app, why should we "inherit" Jetty's
> default port 8983 anymore?
>
> last time i checked, 8983 is not "Jetty's default port" ... Jetty's
> hardcoded default port is "0" (ie: listen on any port assigned by the OS)
> and jetty's "sample" default (from the jetty.xml they ship to use as a
> default) use port "8080"
>
> IIRC: 8983 was explicitly picked for Solr years ago because there weren't
> really any other systems out there using it (unlike 8000, 8080, 8888,
> etc...)
>
> : * Identity - people will immediately identify Solr by its port number.
> Even IANA?
>
> this is pretty much already true -- and if folks really care about getting
> IANA recognition, then 8983 seems like the best choice since:
>   1) we already have heavy recognition for that port
>   2) it's currently "unassigned" in the IANA port numbers list.
>
> : PS: Same goes for the default URL. We could move to toplevel now
> http://localhost:8983/
>
> -0 ... i don't see any downside to leaving "/solr/" in the URL, and
> if/when we rip out the jetty stack completley and stop beholding to the
> servlet APIs internally it
> gives us flexibility if we want to start deprecating/retring things to be
> able to say "All of the legacy, pre-Solr X.0, APIs use a base path of
> '/solr/' and all the new hotness APIs use a base path of '/v2/'" ... or
> something like that.
>
> ie: worry about it when we have another use for the URL path.
>
>
>
> -Hoss
> http://www.lucidworks.com/
>
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