I have an SSL enabled ruby on rails application that used solr and the sunspot rails gem
for search. For development I just run solr locally and that works as expected. But I’m trying to set up a stand-alone solr server for production. So
I installed it on its own server and created the core for my site. I also copied over the sunspot schema.xml and solrconfig.xml files from my project to the data/conf directory on the solr server.
my application config file to point to the solr server and was able to
populate the index for my site from the command line using rails sunspot:solr:reindex (so the application server can communicate with the solr server). I
was able to verify this by accessing the Solr Dashboard web page for the solr server; I can see that my data is there (the numDocs matches with what I’d expect). I was also able to run search from my rails console
But when I try to access search through my web application I’m getting Errno::EACCES in SearchController#index Permission denied - connect(2) for “10.76.42.43” port 8983. (10.76.42.43 is the IP address of my solr server).
Normally this is some sort of file permission issue but I’m not really what file(s) could be causing the problem. I can’t find anything written in the solr logs on the solr server.
I’m using the default setup for solr using java 1.8 and solr 5.4.1; jetty is the service (java -server owned by solr). The
install directory is /opt/solr (owned by root) and the data directory is in /var/solr (owned by solr). I tried changing the owner for /opt/solr but get the same results.
Anybody face the same issue and if so what did you do to fix it? I really would appreciate any help I could get.