[sf-lug] Provide for fileserver search via web?

Jason Turner jturner at nonzerosums.org
Tue May 2 11:28:46 PDT 2006

Greetings list!

First of all, I apologize if I'm missing some bit of netiquette here -- 
I did a real cursory(short short short) search of the archives and 
didn't see anything... which reminds me, isn't there some way to search 
archives(other than "manually" searching through the links/postings)?  
Can someone refresh my memory?

But I digress already.  Like many of you and other Linux 
users/enthusiasts, I've got Samba running on a Linux box or two that 
connects to Windows file stores(a rather large one in the case of my 
question) and I've just come around to thinking about exposing that 
large file store to remote searching.  Being somewhat worried about 
security, the only access I'd enable is HTTP with some kind of 
authentication.  Oh ok, perhaps SSL too if I have to... but the last 
time I tried to build SSL into Apache and deal with the ins/outs, it was 
nasty.  Admittedly, that was many years ago and the pre-built packages 
these days probably already have SSL included.

So the question is, what are people doing these days to accomplish this 
functionality?  A remote search into a Windows file store?  Something 
from CPAN?  htDig?  Others?? 

We can chat about it at the next meeting if I haven't made myself clear 



More information about the sf-lug mailing list