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From Otis Gospodnetic <>
Subject Re: RMI interface
Date Tue, 10 Sep 2002 13:50:44 GMT
Yes, you could use RemoteSearchable for searching, but not for index
Your approach should work, but if your index is so small, why bother
over the network to search it and make the search slower?
You may want to consider copying the index directory and all its files
to each of your JSP container PCs and have searches be local.


--- Keith Chew SL <> wrote:
> Hi
> I noticed that a RemoteSearchable has been developed. I was hoping
> that it
> will coincide with what I am trying to achieve. Let me describe my
> scenario
> briefly:
> I have a cluster of JSP containers, each on different physical PCs.
> This
> makes it hard to use lucene for each instance, as it is based on the
> filesystem. Since the search feature of my application is quite small
> and
> lucene is very fast, it would be ok to setup one instance of lucene
> on a
> physical box. The idea was to expose the critical functions of lucene
> as RMI
> calls, eg:
> - Create index
> - Remove Index
> - Search
> Now, all JSP containers can talk to the "Lucene Search Server" via
> RMI and
> perform search functionalities. Does this approach sound feasible? Is
> anyone
> currently working in this area? Are there simpler alternatives?
> I was looking at the SqlDirectory class, but decided against using it
> because it has not been tested sufficiently, and lucene is really
> developed
> to work well with the file system.
> Any feedback would be appreciated.
> Regards
> Keith

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