suggestions for a local web-searching engine

Josh Hillman ( (no email) )
Mon, 24 Mar 1997 13:10:42 -0500

Does anyone have any suggestions on a searching engine for NT 4.0/ MS IIS

One key thing is, I need it to NOT find anything in the cgi-bin directory
or in some other subdirectories (other virtually-hosted domains).

I've installed and uninstalled MS Index Server about 5 times so far and am
pretty disgusted at its lack of an interface. It seems that anytime you
want to filter out certain filetypes or directories, you have to start
hacking the registry or config files, which to say the least are pretty
Last week, I tried installing Excite's searching engine, but as soon as I
tried to run the administrator (or config manager (whatever it was
called)), it ran into some undescribed error (all 3 times that I installed

Any suggestions, URLs, personal experiences, costs, capabilities would be
greatly appreciated.


Josh Hillman