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Alkaline UNIX/NT Search Engine

Alkaline is a full-featured standalone search and index server. The spider is a fully remote indexing daemon which includes support for all standards like robots.txt and "skip" meta tags, and allows multiple distinct configurations and search groups (searching many different sites from your server), including complex regexp indexing paths, authentification, filters for various document formats, XML-based online management and statistics, mrtg-compatible perf numbers, and more.

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Recent releases

  •  09 Aug 2002 04:37

    Release Notes: This version has two dozen big bugfixes, a dozen new features including much better memory managemement, file:// support, and more. It is also the first joined release with PerlTools.

    •  22 Aug 2001 13:46

      Release Notes: The Weight and WeakWords options were added to asearch.cnf. The --enableswap option was added. NTLM authorization can now be used in the Windows version. A command line option was added to apply existing regular expressions to exclude items from written indexes. The following options were added to global.cnf: Ssi, RampupSearchThreads, MaxSearchThreads, MaxSearchQueueSize, MaxSearchThreadIdle, MaxIndexThreads and RampupIndexThreads.

      •  27 Mar 2001 18:28

        Release Notes: New features and major bugfixes include custom Metas, If-Modified-Since client-to-Alkaline, keep-alive client-to-Alkaline, ReplaceLocal for faster local indexing, show entire database, ErrorFooter, Realm, improved online management, improved file security, numeric meta search, ParseContent, SearchPartialLeft, multiple services on NT, NoTextDescription, RequestHeader, better daemon support, and a Nagle implementation.

        •  12 Sep 2000 18:22

          Release Notes: Numerous bugfixes have been made; this release targets mostly stability issues. It includes compiled and extended versions of NdxScan, UrtList, and MrtgStats, and you can now use MRTG to get search engine statistics from the perf counters' XML.

          •  18 Aug 2000 23:52

            Release Notes: Alkaline is now run as a native Windows NT service. It has a totally new admin section using JavaScript and XML, more regexp rules, improved parallel indexing and md5 handling, numerous bug fixes, and better DoS handling. The equiv.struct-like configuration files are gone.

            Recent comments

            26 Jun 2007 14:23 dgashby

            Re: Alkaline open source?


            >

            > % We are asking ourselves a question

            > about

            > % making Alkaline open-source. What do

            > you

            > % think?

            >

            >

            > Good idea! I'm implementing Alkaline for

            > several Government clients who now pick

            > Alkaline mostly on implementation speed

            > & cost. An open source Alkaline would

            > make it even more interesting due to

            > recent interest in Open Source from our

            > (Dutch) government.

            Great idea, we're still using the software but have found it is segmentation faulting on the latest stable version of Debian. Would be great to be able to compile from source.

            07 Sep 2003 14:47 bofn

            more Core
            shame it core dumps after it runs out of memory on a FreeBSD SMP machine


            and it complains about bogus addresses when it wants to clear its malloc spaces..


            using a "int" to keep track of 32bit addresses ?

            12 Feb 2003 09:07 tteulings

            Re: Alkaline open source?

            > We are asking ourselves a question about
            > making Alkaline open-source. What do you
            > think?


            Good idea! I'm implementing Alkaline for several Government clients who now pick Alkaline mostly on implementation speed & cost. An open source Alkaline would make it even more interesting due to recent interest in Open Source from our (Dutch) government.

            09 Aug 2002 00:07 dblock

            Re: Alkaline open source?
            This is easy and plenty of sites do this, please refer to www.vestris.com.


            > I'm really interested by integrating
            > Alkaline on a site I will work on. But
            > this site will be almost full java : is
            > it nevertheless possible to interface
            > Alkaline on java sites ? Do you have
            > some examples of Alkaline used
            > successfully by java JSP/servlets sites
            > ?


            21 Nov 2001 03:01 sthonus

            Re: Alkaline open source?
            I'm really interested by integrating Alkaline on a site I will work on. But this site will be almost full java : is it nevertheless possible to interface Alkaline on java sites ? Do you have some examples of Alkaline used successfully by java JSP/servlets sites ?

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