Search Engine Now Available for WebTen

WebTen SDK Provides the Framework for Extending Tenon's Apache-Based Web Server

Santa Barbara, CA, July 6, 1998. Tenon Intersystems today announced the availability of ht://Dig, a high-performance, full-featured search engine for WebTen. The popular ht://Dig search engine was developed at San Diego State University. Using WebTen's SDK toolsuite, this UNIX-based search engine was easily incorporated into Tenon's Apache-based web server for Power Mac.

"We needed a high-performance crawler type search engine with specific characteristics for our purposes", said Neil Ticktin, CEO of Xplain Corporation and publisher of both NetProfessional and MacTech magazines. "Upon looking around, ht://Dig looked to be a great solution that was in use by some very high volume sites. Tenon was able to bring this under WebTen's Apache in an amazingly little amount of time. We've been happy ever since!"

The new search engine has the ability to search through many servers on a network. The search output can be hand-tailored by using HTML templates. Email notification, boolean expression searches and fuzzy searching via configurable algorithms are all supported. The depth of the search can be limited to a set of machines, a set of documents, or subsections of a database. ht://Dig can be told to use a specific user name and password, so protected servers can be indexed and indexing can be scheduled using cron, which is included with WebTen.

Tenon is extending the user interface to make set-up and configuration of ht://Dig easier. A preliminary version of the search engine is available immediately at no cost to WebTen customers. It can be download from Tenon's web site at: /products/webten/htdig.shtml.

The WebTen SDK, the tool used to develop ht://Dig, is available as a public beta for Macintosh developers. Tenon's web development kit integrates Macintosh and UNIX Apache web development with a universal plug-in architecture. The toolsuite lets Macintosh developers create Apache modules that will run today with WebTen under MacOS, and later on MacOS X. Furthermore, these Macintosh Apache modules could also be recompiled to run on any of the over one million Apache web servers worldwide. The WebTen SDK also lets UNIX vendors easily move standard UNIX-based web tools, such as databases, streaming audio and video servers, and eCommerce tools, to the Macintosh platform. The WebTen SDK can be used with Metrowerks' CodeWarrior or with Tenon's MachTen, and is downloadable from: /products/webten/SDK.

WebTen, an industrial-strength, high-performance Apache-based Web server for Power Macs, is able to sustain 1000 hits/second and includes DNS, multihoming FTP, NFS, and SSL 3.0. Apache is well-known as stable, full-strength, feature-rich web server software used on over one million machines worldwide. Tenon has taken mature, integrated, scalable software and extended it with performance enhancements and Macintosh-specific features to make WebTen's Apache the fastest and easiest-to-use Apache in the world.

Founded in 1989, Tenon Intersystems is a leader in high-performance networking. Tenon technology, combined with the power of Apple's G3-based machines, is providing the framework for world-class networking on the Macintosh. Tenon Intersystems can be reached in the U.S. at 805-963-6983, by the internet at, or via the web at .

WebTen includes software developed by the Apache Group for use in the Apache HTTP Server Project. Apache Server and Apache Group are copyright ©1995-1997 The Apache Group. Tenon and WebTen are trademarks of Tenon Intersystems. All other product names are trademarks of their respective holders.

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