YACY 0.48 review

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YACY is a distributed Web crawler and also a caching HTTP/HTTPS proxy

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 4594K
Developer: Michael Christen
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YACY is a distributed Web crawler and also a caching HTTP/HTTPS proxy. Pages that pass through the proxy are indexed and can be searched using a built-in HTTP server.

YACY peers connect each other and form a P2P-based index exchange network based on distributed hash tables. Explicit web crawls can be done locally or collaboratively, forming a global search and distributed indexing engine for the Web.

YACY also provides URL filtering with blacklist sharing among other proxy peers, individual Web and servlet page hosting, a file sharing zone, and a database engine.

Here are some key features of "YACY":
Search your own or the global index
Crawl your own pages or start distributed crawling
Run your peer to support other YaCy crawlers
Provide Information on your peer using the built-in http-server, file-sharing zone and wiki

Built-in caching http proxy
Indexing benefits from the proxy cache; private information is not stored or indexed
Usage of the proxy is not a requisite for web indexing, but it enables you to access the new top-level-domains '.yacy'
Filter unwanted content like ad- or spyware; share your web-blacklist with other peers

Easy installation! No additional database required!

No central server!
GPL'ed, freeware

What's New in This Release:
This release adds a surf tip menu to the Web search.
The Web search speed has been enhanced, and IO load has been reduced.
This release also includes many bugfixes.

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