Re: A Vanity Hapax Legomenon?

Eugene Leitl (
Mon, 13 Dec 1999 15:08:00 -0800 (PST)

Gregory Alan Bolcer writes:

> I wonder if Altavista doesn't actually replicate their
> cache across continents. Something funny going on here with

Now here's an application for FedExing a lot of magnetic tape around
the world ;)

> AV. I wonder if they have different search engines altogether.

As to search engines, does anybody sees a failure with the scheme of
integrating a full-text indexer into Apache (crotabbed, or, gosh!,
perhaps even triggered by a file submission mechanism?), letting the
spiders pluck premade indexes only? On demand, even?

Seems awfully easier both on system (a couple of years ago I got hit
so hard by the here my Linux box crashed)
and network load.