A Distributed Web Search Protocol -- Dowser/0.1

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Author Carlos Bueno 
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Dowser is an application-level, peer-to-peer protocol for creating a searchable index and cache of documents. It is intended for both small-scale intranets and Worldwide Web-scale indexes. This document describes the messages that members, or "nodes", of the network pass to each other to distribute workload, request & respond to queries, and maintain the index.


Carlos Bueno (carlos@bueno.org)

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