Re: [htdig] SSL site index

Subject: Re: [htdig] SSL site index
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Wed Aug 30 2000 - 10:03:23 PDT

According to Geoff Hutchison:
> On Tue, 29 Aug 2000, Walls Rob W MSgt 75 CS/SCX wrote:
> > One answer to this question from Browny said that htdig would now index
> > https sites in version 3.1.4. I have 3.1.4. and htdig won't talk SSL.
> > Would recompiling htdig with the openssl libs fix this?
> >
> > So, does htdig do SSL and if so how?
> > I would really hate to have to quit using the world's best indexer!
> I believe there are patches to 3.1.4 to use OpenSSL at
> <>

However, if you're concerned about security, you must upgrade to 3.1.5.
See and

Hopefully, the patch will apply to the newer code with little difficulty.
Please let us know if it doesn't.

Another option is to index the whole site locally, using local_urls and
local_urls_only, and using "http://" instead of "https://" in all URLs.
Then, use two different settings of url_part_aliases in your digging and
searching config files to map the "http://" to "https://" in search results.

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <>
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Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba  Phone:  (204)789-3766
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