Announcement: Support for accessing the Watson Discovery service by static IP will be removed on February 28, 2018.
  • Discovery
  • US South
  • Description
    Support for accessing the Watson Discovery service by static IP will be removed on February 28, 2018 at 8:00 PM US EST (March 1, 2018 at 01:00 UTC). Being able to use dynamic IP addresses for our services enables us to increase our security posture and is part of our commitment to offering a cloud that is secure to the core.

    Will I be impacted?
    You will most likely not be impacted. However, if you use a static IP address to access the service using gateway.watsonplatform.net or stream.watsonplatform.net, you will be impacted. You will not be able to connect after the static IP address support is removed. You might be using a static IP address in the following ways, not all of which are readily obvious:
    • You have added an entry to your operating system's hosts file for gateway.watsonplatform.net or stream.watsonplatform.net.
    • Your connection to the service is routed through an outbound proxy and it has been configured to use a static IP address to connect to gateway.watsonplatform.net or stream.watsonplatform.net.
    • Your organization has a firewall in place that restricts outbound traffic and it has been configured to allow traffic to gateway.watsonplatform.net or stream.watsonplatform.net based on a static IP address.
    I am impacted. What action do I need to take?
    Remove all static IP address mappings for gateway.watsonplatform.net or stream.watsonplatform.net from your operating system's hosts file. Replace any static IP address references in outbound proxies, firewalls, or other routing infrastructure with the appropriate DNS names.