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Re: Defaults for -S http method

From: Alex Lyons <Alex.Lyons(at)>
Date: Fri Apr 04 2003 - 08:38:46 GMT

Your proposal sounds very sensible to me.

I seem to remember a default setting that only allows a site below a
given URL to be spidered (ie: no links followed to other servers or to
parent (../) URLs).  If this is so it should prevent naive users from
causing too much damage.


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>>> Bill Moseley <> 04/04/03 00:59:48 >>>
Swish has two default that seem wrong for spidering with the -S http

The "Delay" is set to 60 seconds.  That seems way too long for the
user.  I'd think 5 seconds would be fine.

MaxDepth is set to 5.  That only seems like a way to not index
you thought should be indexed.  I'd think zero (do not limit by depth)
would be best).

Those are just the defaults, they can still be overridden in your
configuration file.

See any problems with those changes?

Bill Moseley 
Received on Fri Apr 4 08:52:20 2003