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From "Chris A. Mattmann (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (TIKA-1714) Consider making default host for Tika Server instead of localhost
Date Tue, 18 Aug 2015 16:04:47 GMT

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Chris A. Mattmann commented on TIKA-1714:

Yeah tricky. I'm not sure if it should be localhost by default. Here's a real use case:


One of the things it does first is to check whether or not Tika server exists, is running
on a port, and if not, it downloads it to run in the background. The command it uses to download
and run tika is the default java -jar /path/to/tika/server.jar. By default, this works fine
on Linux/localhost, since I believe localhost there allows outside connections. By default
though this breaks on Windows from the perspective of letting folks access Tika-server from
the outside world on the windows box it's running on since the bind address is not
and since localhost/Windows apparently only binds to 

It's an easy fix in Tika python - I could just detect if Windows, and then run a different
command. See: 

I'm not convinced localhost is the right answer. However, also not convinced is fully
right too for the reasons you mention [~thetaphi]. Let me think about this. In the meanwhile
I'll take care of #66 in Tika-Python to work around it for now.

> Consider making default host for Tika Server instead of localhost
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: TIKA-1714
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TIKA-1714
>             Project: Tika
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: server
>    Affects Versions: 1.10
>            Reporter: Chris A. Mattmann
>            Assignee: Chris A. Mattmann
>             Fix For: 1.11
> I noticed in Tika-Python on Windows while fixing some bugs that by default Tika Server
binds to localhost which means that the Tika Server running on Windows isn't available to
external hosts trying to access it on <host name>:9998. I think the default behavior
is that it *should* be available externally, meaning, we should probably bind to the special
address, 0.0.0,0 which binds to all interfaces. 

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