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  1. Tika
  2. TIKA-1196

JAX-RS server only responds to queries to/from http://localhost


    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.4
    • Fix Version/s: 1.5
    • Component/s: server
    • Environment:

      Mac OS X, Windows Server 2008


      I'm not sure if this is a problem with the Tika JAX-RS server, or with how it uses CXF under the hood. Anyway:

      I have a large text extraction job (10-15 million documents) that I'm using the web service for. It would be nice to be able to distribute this horizontally across multiple nodes to speed up the processing. I had thought to have a job queue with a couple consumers, farming out PUT requests across several Tika web service endpoints.

      But the JAX-RS web service will only respond to queries made to http://localhost:9998/tika.

      I can't call http://hostname:9998/tika – even if it's still a local operation.

      Here is a list of things I've tried:

      • I changed line 89 of TikaServerCLI.java to compute the name of the host at runtime. No go: the server starts up, and immediately terminates.
      • I changed line 89 of TikaServerCLI.java to be a hostname (not a FQDN), and re-compiled:
        • mvn compile -rf :tika-server compiles successfully. Start up the server, and it terminates, just like when I tried to compute the hostname at runtime
        • mvn install from the topmost Tika directory gets the service responding to both http://hostname:9998/tika and http://hostname.domain.net:9998/tika (Seemed weird, this is why I was thinking it was further up the chain in CXF?)

      In a perfect world:

      1. The server should respond to any valid calls that make sense:
        • localhost
        • hostname
        • host.domain.tld
        • ip_address
      2. A hostname invocation parameter could be used to limit what the service responds to when it's started up. (A very optional, nice-to-have.)


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                sergey_beryozkin Sergey Beryozkin
                rianjs Rian Stockbower
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