Content Downloader - Local webservice

Many improvements in version 4 of Content Downloader focus on security .   One addition to version 4.3 and above is to restrict access to the Content Downloader local web-service by IP-address.

Version 4.2.40 and early allow access to the web-service without restriction so a command-line installation can be configured from another machine on the same network.

With version 4.3 and above of RCCD we have restricted access so by default only localhost [ and 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1] has access to the web-service.

To allow access from another IP-address you will need to edit the access control file:


As shown below you can simply add <your ip> to keep the service secure while allowing access.

satisfy all
allow from 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1
allow from
allow from <your ip>

If you wish to disable entirely the IP restriction, modify the file to match the below:

satisfy all