This parameter specifies the IP address or hostname used by the crawler, on a machine with more than one available e.g. a multi-homed machine with two or more physical network interfaces.

The default value is empty, which means the crawler will use the system default network interface. The IP or hostname is inserted into the network requests the webcrawler makes.

You might set this value to a specific IP or hostname if you want the webservers the crawler contacts to think it is coming from a particular internal or external network.

Setting the key

Set this configuration key in the search package or data source configuration.

Use the configuration key editor to add or edit the http_source_host key, and set the value. This can be set to any valid String value.

Default value


See also