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Re: Search engine?

>Date: Thu, 06 Nov 1997 16:52:33 -0500
>From: Derek Young <>
>CC: "John F. Kolen" <>,
>Subject: Re: Search engine?
>Adam Taylor wrote:
>> Actually, I didn't.  You're right, it doesn't come back with many 
>> and none from the mailing list.  But the mailing list archives _are_
>> searched.  A better example would have been:
>> +ncurses
>> which comes back with ~70 hits, many from the mailing list archives.  
>> think 'curses' just doesn't occur in the mailing list archives as a
>> word. i.e. set of by whitespace.  This is by using the engine at:
>> Adam
>Altavista and the other big search engines only revisit a site about 
once a month or
>so.  If they have any info from the mailing list archive at all, it's 
bound to be
>fairly old.
>The best solution would be to install something like Excite For 
>( on  It's a free 
product, and could
>reindex the whole site every day.  I've played around with it a bit and 
it seems
>fairly easy to use.

Free to use as long as you advertise.  Also, no sources.

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