I just had some quick questions on Elasticsearch that have to do with network configuration.
My first question is this, can you send data to Elasticsearch using the default .yml settings? For example if Elasticsearch is only accessible to the local host can I still send data to it through the port from another computer? (Example IP I would configure in my beats: 10.0.0.1:9200). My previous understanding led me to believe that Elasticsearch has to be set to a public IP to receive data from other computers Ex. (0.0.0.0) but now I don't think this is the case.
Another question I had was on Discovery Seed Hosts. I know that if you are planning on using an IP other than the default IP then you have to configure 1 of 3 things with discovery seed hosts being one of them. What are the other options to configure and why does this need to be done?
Detailed explanations or links to detailed explanations would be greatly appreciated.