Search facility for the list archives?

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at
Wed Aug 15 22:41:40 UTC 2007

On 8/15/07, David Herron <David.Herron at> wrote:
>  Volker Simonis wrote:
>  Are there any plans for a search facility that can search all the
> mailing lists from I meanwhile counted 33 different lists
> and from the names it's not always clear where to look/post for a
> specific topic.
> I think providing a good search tool would greatly increase the
> usefullness of the lists alltogether and would reduce the burdon of
> double/cross posting.
> I also remember that I've already posted to discuss at openjdk on the 1st
> of March, however the current archives start from May only. Where have
> the old postings gone too?
> Regards,
> Volker
>  Dunno about the old postings.. they were on differently implemented
> infrastructure.
>  It seems to me that going to google and entering:
> search string
>  would be a very good way to handle this.  But there's a robot.txt saying
> otherwise...
>  wget
>  Yields:
> User-agent: *
>  Disallow: /
>  There must be a reason for this to which I'm not privy.  To me it makes
> absolute perfect sense to index this stuff because it's the search engines
> that draw the most traffic to a web site.
>  - David Herron

Hopefully, it is not because the responsible admins are still not sure
if the current infrastructure is the final one :)

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