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Subject: [gopher] Re: Gopherspace archive
From: Cameron Kaiser <spectre@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 08:18:13 -0700 (PDT)
Reply-to: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx

> :)). With all the software and binary stuff taken out, I think it should 
> (nearly) manageable. The index file shouldn't be nearly as big as the 
> whole archive, I could then make a front end to that (yay for sed and awk!).

Looking at the size of V-2's index file, I wouldn't count on that if you have
any kind of useful indexing. Yes, you won't be indexing binaries, but a large
text file will have *plenty* of keywords, and an index of keywords itself has
to be indexed by your database engine to be usefully searchable. That'll
consume a platter or two.

I haven't decided yet if I can support hosting the archive. This sounds like
a job for BitTorrent unless the other solution is to unpack the archive and
let people take the pieces they want instead of downloading the whole thing.
My uplink is a woeful 608k max ADSL line and the web and gopher servers both
fight over it on a daily basis.

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