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Security: sphinx must listen only on localhost (2 posts)

  1. amartynov
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    In sphinx.conf, the line
    port = 9312
    must be replaced with
    listen = 127.0.0.1:9312

    otherwise, searchd is exposed to the world with its bare ass.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-sphinx-plugin/

  2. Marble23
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you listen on other IPs you should have the correct firewall rules in place.

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