ht://Dig: Overview

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Recent News

  • 9 Dec 1999: A new stable release of ht://Dig, htdig-3.1.4, is released. This release is recommended for all production systems. It solves most of the outstanding bugs in the 3.1.x releases. See the release notes or download it.
  • 30 Nov 1999: Several requests for additional functionality have been made through Cosource.com, including a project in development to add ht://Dig support to KDevelop, an active project looking for a developer to add support for a SQL backend, and another active project to develop a web-based admin interface.
  • 22 Sep 1999: A new stable release of ht://Dig, htdig-3.1.3, is released. This release is recommended for all production systems. It solves most of the outstanding bugs in the 3.1.x releases. See the release notes or download it.
  • 1 June 1999: Unfortunately, due to lack of interest from key developers, the ht://Dig Conference from Aug 19-20 will be cancelled. We hope to have either a BOF session or a workshop as part of a larger conference within the next 6-12 months. More information will be forthcoming.

Introduction

The ht://Dig system is a complete world wide web indexing and searching system for a small domain or intranet. This system is not meant to replace the need for powerful internet-wide search systems like Lycos, Infoseek, Webcrawler and AltaVista. Instead it is meant to cover the search needs for a single company, campus, or even a particular sub section of a web site.
As opposed to some WAIS-based or web-server based search engines, ht://Dig can span several web servers at a site. The type of these different web servers doesn’t matter as long as they understand the HTTP 1.0 protocol.

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ht://Dig was developed at San Diego State University as a way to search the various web servers on the campus network. Here are some examples of the application of ht://Dig on the SDSU network:

Many different types of searches can be set up using only a single search database. For example, the online documentation search above uses the same database as the campus main search. The difference between the searches is that the documentation search will only show results related to the online documentation.

Andrew Scherpbier Last modified: Thu Dec 9 18:46:53 CST 1999