WWW Server indexing (again)

Martijn Koster (m.koster@nexor.co.uk)
Tue, 16 Nov 1993 19:40:53 +0000

Hello all,

you may remember a discussion on this list a while back
about indexing WWW servers.

Well, I have been working on and off on a indexing system
which basically does an Archie-type thing with indices
(based on IAFA templates) summarising the main services
of a WWW server. No, not the best scalable solution, but
maybe good enough for a while.

Although the implementation is very basic and experimental,
it seems to run along quite happily with a few sites.

Now I'd like to expand the user base, and see if a system like
this is useful, wether this implementation is useful as a pilot,
and what discussions it will start off.

So, if there are any WWW server administrators out there who
want to spend a couple of minutes indexing their servers to
make an automated global database of WWW servers possible, please
have a look at
for the details.

Please don't advertise this service everywhere just yet -- it is
purely experimental, alpha etc.

Looking forward to your comments,

-- Martijn
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