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Re: RE: LWP,HTTP and HTML modules

From: Dan Brickley <Daniel.Brickley(at)>
Date: Tue Jan 19 1999 - 21:56:38 GMT
On Tue, 19 Jan 1999, Yann Stettler wrote:

> Yes, the filesystem method will always be faster than the HTTP
> one... but with a good server, going through the loopback
> interface, it won't even be that significatif especialy if you
> discard (as the filesystem method do), files that you know shouldn't
> be indexed anyway.

FWIW there's also possible advantage to be had of pulling remote data
through a local HTTP proxy cache, eg Squid (which grew out of the
Harvest web indexing project).

Received on Tue Jan 19 13:56:28 1999