RE: htdig: SSL search engine

Oliver Smith (
Mon, 16 Nov 1998 10:42:20 -0000

Here is the output of attempting to dig via the filesystem with either
SSL or no webserver running:

> ./htdig -vvv

New server:, 80 Unable to build connection with pick:, # servers = 1


With the following in the conf file:

local_default_doc: index.shtml

It does appear to work fine however with an http server running that it is able to connect to.

I assume the reason broken links should not be ignored is that there is no guarantee that the link is broken just because the file can not be found via the filesystem. I think a configuration option that could stop htdig using http at all would be very useful in our case though. Any other suggestions would be gratefully received.

thanks, regards Oliver Smith

> -----Original Message----- > From: Geoff Hutchison [] > Sent: 15 November 1998 01:39 > To: Oliver Smith > Cc: Brian K. Justice; > Subject: RE: htdig: SSL search engine > > At 12:24 PM -0500 11/13/98, Oliver Smith wrote: > > 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? > > OK. I could be wrong, but I think the last time this was brought up, I > asked for a trace from htdig -vvv to see why it's hitting HTTP unless > it > can't find a file. > > Now if you want to know why it can't ignore broken links when doing > filesystem digging, that's a different matter (I'll add a config > option if > this is an issue). But it shouldn't need to hit HTTP. > > > -Geoff Hutchison > Williams Students Online > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the htdig mailing list, send a message to containing the single word "unsubscribe" in the body of the message.

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