(trying to find a thing I saw ages ago that was a self-hosted search engine that indexes pages you've already visited, anyone know what it is?)
@Seirdy mm, I don't think so, that looks like a p2p thing but the thing I'm thinking of was totally local.
Also possible this doesn't actually exist and I'm conflating more than one things and/or dreamed it.
I was doing the "trying to find a page I'd read a few months ago" thing and then went off on a mental tangent trying to find this *other* page I'd read a few months ago that would've helped me find this page. (I did eventually find both pages.)
@emily I used to be a regular contributor to YaCy many years ago. The proxy was what @orbiter added as the first way to index websites before implementing a crawler. The proxy did not add any websites to the index which potentially contained any personal data. If I remember correctly, hints for personalised websites were the usage of URL parameters, cookies or HTTPS. Nowadays most websites meet one or more of these criteria and the proxy became less useful.
@emily Oops, I didn't notice that your post was a few weeks old already until after sending my post. I hope you don't mind that I dug up this old topic.
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