RE: htdig: SSL search engine


Oliver Smith (olivers@uk.uu.net)
Fri, 13 Nov 1998 17:24:04 -0000


        We also have a site that is going to use SSL.

        How would one go about using the local-filesystem indexing
option you mention below, considering that ht://dig still requires to
establish a HTTP connection even when indexing via the filesystem?

        --Oliver R Smith

> At 1:27 PM -0500 11/11/98, Brian K. Justice wrote:
>
> >We've used ht://dig to index a bunch of sites, but these sites
> >are now all going SSL, which presents the obvious problems. Does
> anyone
> >know of a search engine that will go through SSL? Or, better yet, how
> >feasible is it to add this functionality to ht://dig? I'd like to
>
> There are two ways to do this. One is through local-filesystem
> indexing,
> which they should love--theoretically no network.
>
> The other is more complicated. Due to US laws, I can't put actual SSL
> code
> into the indexer. Someone could put in hooks to SSL code... Then if
> you
> want to add SSL you can go get the SSL library legally (but separately
> from
> ht://Dig) and it would work.
>
>
> -Geoff Hutchison
> Williams Students Online
> http://wso.williams.edu/
>
>
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