Home network crawl/index/search

Posted by Thomas Fri, 17 Apr 2009 09:54:19 +0000

Why is there no componentized, modular, gpl’d crawl/index/search service for home networks that would search your smb, nfs, ftp, upnp, and daap shares, index them, make them searchable, and add value to the results (like cover art, imdb info, etc), and then serve it up for other media renderers? It’d be like the locate cron job, but distributed, and with more value add.

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  1. Cole said on April 17, 2009 @ 5:05 pm:

    Kind of like Google’s desktop search, except for an entire network. http://desktop.google.com/features.html
    Although that’s missing the gpl requirement.

    Sounds like a fun project, maybe I’ll work on it in my “free time”. I’ll add it to the ever-growing free-time-project queue.

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