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Crawling Inefficiencies

April 18, 2003 2:07 AM

Thanks to Microdoc News for pointing out an error in my post yesterday about Grub's distributed crawling requiring twice as much bandwidth. The local client is able to identify if a page has changed, and not send that unchanged data back to Grub. That is definitely better bandwidth utilization than I expected. I assume it must be using a checksum of the file to determine that it's the same, otherwise it would have to send its copy of the file to the client.

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