November 22nd, 2001

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Product Report: Alkaline (Vestris)

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Alkaline (Vestris)

Product Information

Platform: Linux, Solaris, Solaris, IRIX, BSDI, FreeBSD, and Windows NT/2000
Price: free for noncommercial sites, $350 first server, $150 additional public servers

Features

  • Easy configuration, admin uses JavaScript and XML
  • Perl API support.
  • Indexes using a crawler or local file systems
  • Support for Windows NTLM authentication
  • Control over indexing metatags, including MP3s
  • Parallel multithread indexing
  • Indexes and searches unlimited number of sites (easily to about 500,000 pages)
  • numeric searches, including greater and lesser than
  • Weight and WeakWords settings to allow search admins to control retrieval rankings
  • Fully customizable results formatting

Examples