Funnelback patch

  • Released: 2018-08-31

  • Applies to: v15.16.0

  • Internal reference: SUPPORT-2717 FUN-3115


  • Adds an option to padre-iw to allow control of how the lock string should be modified. The option is "-lock_string_mod_mode=[legacy raw]". By default it is set to "legacy" and that keeps the current behaviour of modifying the lockstring. The "raw" option results in padre-iw not altering the lock string; leaving in white space, new lines and commas.

  • Adds an experimental DLS plugin called "secBoolExpr" which is able to evaluate lockstrings which are boolean expression. For example, a lockstring where the user must have both B and C or A can be represented as "A,(B AND C)" or "A | (B&C)". This lockstring is evaluated as a boolean expression where the user keys are what is true in the expression. For example, if the user had "B" and "C" then they would be able to view that document. To enable the plugin set in collection.cfg "" and set "-lock_string_mod_mode=raw" on the indexer.

Affected files

  • bin/padre-iw

  • bin/padre-iw.exe

  • lib/plugins/libsecBoolExpr.dll

  • lib/plugins/


  • (Windows) Stop currently running crawls.

  • Stop the Jetty web server and the Funnelback daemon.

  • Deploy the provided files on top of an existing install, backing up all replaced files.

  • Start the Jetty web server and the Funnelback daemon.

  • (Windows) Start crawls as needed.

  • Perform an update on the funnelback_documentation collection to ensure the most accurate results.