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MEDUSA-SEARCHD

Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: February 9, 2001
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NAME

medusa-searchd - daemon to perform medusa file system searches  

SYNOPSIS

medusa-searchd [ -d | --debug ] [ -n indexname | --named-index indexname ]  

DESCRIPTION

medusa-searchd, which is normally run automatically from an init script or crontab, puts itself into the background and begins listening on the local socket /tmp/medusa-search-server. It must be run as root.

This seems to be the protocol:

C:
gimme cookie \t uid \t pid \n
S:
writing new cookie \n

If the response for the server is, instead, ``Index Error'' or ``timeout error'' (with that capitalization), then the session has failed and is closed.

Otherwise the client then tries to open the file /tmp/medusa-cookies/uid_pid and reads a single int, encoded in the local binary format, from it. The ASCII representation of that int is the cookie.

C:
uid space pid space cookie \t search-uri

where search-uri is as documented in medusa-search-uri(7). It does not seem to be terminated by a newline.

S:
Search URI OK \n

If the server instead responds, ``Whole Database Matches'', ``Query returned no results'', ``Search URI obsoletes index'', or ``Search URI syntax error'' then the session is over.

Otherwise, the server sends a series of matching patchnames, each terminated by a newline. After the last the server sends

S:
End \n

and closes the connection.  

OPTIONS

--named-index indexname
Use socket /tmp/medusa-search-server-indexname and index files /var/lib/medusa-indextype-indexname rather than the normal versions without the ``-indexname'' suffix.
--debug
Stops medusa-searchd from going into the background, and causes it to send a SIGINT signal to itself when printing warning messages.
 

SEE ALSO

medusa-search-uri(7), medusa-indexd(8)


 

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