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From: Glen Davies <glen(at)not-real.rimu.cce.ac.nz>
Date: Tue Mar 30 1999 - 02:56:56 GMT
Hi

I have had a look through the archive and found a couple of 
messages, but no solutions that fitted, so apologise If I missed 
anything and this is old hat.
I have just downloaded and installed swishe 1.3 on NT. (I 
downloaded the binary not the source)Everything works nicely and I 
have indexed several sites using the http method with no problems. 
But on two sites the spider stops at the index page, indexes it and 
then gives the indexing done message.

I have checked the robots.txt on both sites, one just disallows cgi-
bin and the other doesn't have one. The links on both  index pages 
mostly point to the same server. (both of these problems were 
covered in the archive)

The sites are
http://www.nzcer.org.nz
and
http://www.learningmedia.co.nz

The config file I used was as follows, with the IndexDir changed for 
the other site obviously.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Thanks

# DIRECTIVES COMMON to  HTTP and FILESYSTEM METHODS
###################################################

IndexDir http://www.learningmedia.co.nz/
# For the FileSystem Method:
# This is a space-separated list of files and
# directories you want indexed. You can specify
# more than one of these directives.
#
# For the HTTP Method:
# Use the URL's from which you want the spidering
# to begin.
# NOTE: use  hmtl files rather than  directories
# for this method.

IndexFile lmedia.swish
# This is what the generated index file will be.

IndexName "learning media index"
IndexDescription "Index of learning media site." 
IndexPointer "http://www.learningmedia.co.nz/"
IndexAdmin "Glen Davies, (glen@rata.cce.ac.nz)"
# Extra information you can include in the index file.

MetaNames first author
# List of all the meta names used in the file to index, must be on 
one line.
# If no metanames DO NOT deleted the line.

IndexReport 3
# This is how detailed you want reporting. You can specify numbers
# 0 to 3 - 0 is totally silent, 3 is the most verbose.

FollowSymLinks yes
# Put "yes" to follow symbolic links in indexing, else "no".

ReplaceRules remove "ghill/"
ReplaceRules replace "[a-z_0-9]*_m.*\.html" "index.html"
#ReplaceRules replace "/ghill" "moreghillmore"
# ReplaceRules allow you to make changes to file pathnames
# before they're indexed. This directive uses C library
# regex.h regular expressions.
# NOTE: do not use replace <string> "" to remove a string,
# use remove <string> instead - you might get a core dump 
otherwise.

#MinWordLimit 5
# Set the minimum length of an indexable word. Every shorter word
# will not be indexed.
# Commenting out the line will give the defaults

#MaxWordLimit 5
# Set the maximum length of an indexable word. Every longer word
# will not be indexed.
# Commenting out the line will give the defaults

#WordCharacters abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz\&#;0123456789.@|,-
'"[](~!@$%^{}_+?
# WORDCHARS is a string of characters which SWISH permits to
# be in words. Any strings which do not include these characters
# will not be indexed. You can choose from any character in
# the following string:
#
# abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789_\|/-+=?!@$%^'"`~,.[]{}()
#
# Note that if you omit "0123456789&#;" you will not be able to
# index HTML entities. DO NOT use the asterisk (*), lesser than
# and greater than signs (<), (>), or colon (:).
#
# Including any of these four characters may cause funny things to happen.
# NOTE: Do not escape \ nor " and they cannot be the first letter in the string
# Commenting out the line will give the defaults

#BeginCharacters m"
# Of the characters that you decide can go into words, this is
# a list of characters that words can begin with. It should be
# a subset of (or equal to) WordCharacters
# Same rule of syntax as for WordCharacters

#EndCharacters \"\
# Of the characters that you decide can go into words, this is
# a list of characters that words can begin with. It should be
# a subset of (or equal to) WordCharacters
# Same rule of syntax as for WordCharacters

#IgnoreLastChar 
# Array that contains the char that, if considered valid in the middle of 
# a word need to be disreguarded when at the end. It is important to also
# set the given char's in the ENDCHARS array, otherwise the word will not
# be indexed because considered invalid.
# Commenting out the line will give the defaults
# NOTE: if " is the first char in the string it needs to be escaped with \
# Do not escape otherwise

#IgnoreFirstChar 
# Array that contains the char that, if considered valid in the middle of
# a word need to be disreguarded when at the beginning. This was 
to solve
# the problem of parenthesis when there is no space between ( and 
the
# beginning of the word.
# Remember to add the char's to the BEGINCHARS list also.
# Commenting out the line will give the defaults
# NOTE: if " is the first char in the string it needs to be escaped 
with \
# Do not escape otherwise

IgnoreLimit 50 1000
# This automatically omits words that appear too often in the files
# (these words are called stopwords). Specify a whole percentage
# and a number, such as "80 256". This omits words that occur in
# over 80% of the files and appear in over 256 files. Comment out
# to turn of auto-stopwording.

#IgnoreWords SwishDefault
# The IgnoreWords option allows you to specify words to ignore.
# Comment out for no stopwords; the word "SwishDefault" will
# include a list of default stopwords. Words should be separated by 
spaces
# and may span multiple directives.

IndexComments 0
# This option allows the user decide if to index the comments in 
the files
# default is 1. Set to 0 if comment indexing is not required.

##################################
# DIRECTIVES for FILESYSTEMS ONLY 
# Comment out if using HTTP
###################################

#IndexOnly .html .q
# Only files with these suffixes will be indexed.

#NoContents .gif .xbm .au .mov .mpg .pdf .ps
# Files with these suffixes will not have their contents indexed -
# only their file names will be indexed.

#FileRules pathname contains .*dir1
#FileRules filename contains # % ~ .bak .orig .old old.
#FileRules title contains construction example pointers
#FileRules directory contains .htaccess
#FileRules filename is index
# Files matching the above criteria will *not* be indexed.
# The patter matching uses the C library regex.h 

################################
# DIRECTIVES for HTTP METHOD ONLY
# Comment out if using FILESYSTEM
##################################

MaxDepth 0
#(default 5)  This defines how many links the spider should
#follow before stopping.  A value of 0 configures the spider to
#traverse all links

Delay 60
#(default 60)  The number of seconds to wait between issuing
#requests to a server.

TmpDir d:/temp
#(default /var/tmp)  The location of a writeable temp directory
#on your system.  The HTTP access method tells the Perl helper 
to place
#its files there.

SpiderDirectory ./
#(default ./)  The location of the Perl helper
#script.  Remember, if you use a relative directory, it is relative to
#your directory when you run SWISH-E, not to the directory that 
SWISH-E
#is in.

#EquivalentServer http://library.berkeley.edu 
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu
#EquivalentServer http://sunsite.berkeley.edu:2000 
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu
#(default nothing)  This allows you to deal with
#servers that use respond to multiple DNS names.  Each line 
should have
#a list of all the method/names that should be considered 
equivalent. 
#If you have multiple directives, each one defines its own set of 
equivalent
#servers.
NoContents .exe .zip .gif .jpg .bin .cgi .asp .pl


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Glen Davies
IT Librarian
Christchurch College of Education
Dovedale Ave
Christchurch
Ph. 64-3-343 7737
glen@rimu.cce.ac.nz
http://lib.cce.ac.nz
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Received on Mon Mar 29 18:05:38 1999