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From Markus Jelsma <>
Subject RE: Solr middle-ware?
Date Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:08:42 GMT
Hi - We use Nginx to expose the index to the internet. It comes down to putting some limitations
on input parameters and on-the-fly rewrite of queries using embedded Perl scripting. Limitations
and rewrites are usually just a bunch of regular expressions, so it is not that hard.

-----Original message-----
> From:Alexandre Rafalovitch <>
> Sent: Tuesday 21st January 2014 14:01
> To:
> Subject: Solr middle-ware?
> Hello,
> All the Solr documents talk about not running Solr directly to the
> cloud. But I see people keep asking for a thin secure layer in front
> of Solr they can talk from JavaScript to, perhaps with some basic
> extension options.
> Has anybody actually written one? Open source or in a community part
> of larger project? I would love to be able to point people at
> something.
> Is there something particularly difficult about writing one? Does
> anybody has a story of aborted attempt or mid-point reversal? I would
> like to know.
> Regards,
>    Alex.
> P.s. Personal context: I am thinking of doing a series of lightweight
> examples of how to use Solr. Like I did for a book, but with a bit
> more depth and something that can actually be exposed to the live web
> with live data. I don't want to reinvent the wheel of the thin Solr
> middleware.
> P.p.s. Though I keep thinking that Dart could make an interesting
> option for the middleware as it could have the same codebase on the
> server and in the client. Like NodeJS, but with saner syntax.....
> Personal website:
> LinkedIn:
> - Time is the quality of nature that keeps events from happening all
> at once. Lately, it doesn't seem to be working.  (Anonymous  - via GTD
> book)

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