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Funnelback application administration

Introduction

This section provides information on system-level Funnelback application configuration.

The configuration changes detailed here affect the Funnelback server at a server-wide level.

Global configuration

The global configuration settings for Funnelback are stored within the global.cfg configuration file.

global.cfg is created and populated during installation and records information such as the web server ports and host names and multi-server configuration.

Default values for global.cfg are listed in the $SEARCH_HOME/conf/global.cfg.default file.

Setting server-wide configuration defaults

Funnelback includes a number of configuration files where the default settings can be overridden at a server level.

Collection configuration

Default values for all the collection configuration settings are listed in the $SEARCH_HOME/conf/collection.cfg.default file.

These values are inherited by the server's collections, with values specified in the collection.cfg file for the specific collection overriding the defaults.

An administrator can override defaults listed in the collection.cfg.default file by creating $SEARCH_HOME/conf/collection.cfg and adding any values that should replace the server-wide defaults. These values can still be overridden in collection-level collection.cfg files for the different hosted collections.

$SEARCH_HOME/conf/collection.cfg is preserved during an upgrade.

Values that are commonly set to custom server defaults include:

admin_email=<comma-separated list of default emails to send update emails to>
max_download_size=<maximum file size to download in MB for web crawls>

Analytics default configuration

Reporting blacklist

A server wide reporting blacklist can be created defining IP addresses and words to exclude from all analytics reports unless overriden in a collection-level reporting blacklist.

See also

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