Jughead (search engine)

Jughead is a search engine system for the Gopher protocol. It is distinct from Veronica in that it searches a single server at a time.

Jughead is officially an acronym for "Jonzy's Universal Gopher Hierarchy Excavation And Display", though it was originally chosen to match that of the FTP search service known as ArchieJughead Jones being the name of another character from the Archie Comics.

Jughead was developed by Rhett Jones in 1993 and the University of Utah.

It was released by the original author under the GPL license in 2006, and its source code has been modernized to better run on current POSIX systems.

Due to trademark issues, the modified version was called Jugtail, and has been made available for download on GNU Savannah (see external links).


Jughead is meant to index servers quickly so it builds its database in memory. When Jughead uses all of the available memory, it becomes unacceptably slow, limiting the size the servers it can index. Veronica does not have this problem.

ee also

* Veronica - an alternative Gopher search system.

External links

* [http://hal3000.cx:70/Software/Unix/jughead Jughead Source]
* [http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/jugtail Jugtail Project]

Running Jughead Servers

* [gopher://hal3000.cx:3000/7 Hal3000 Multi Gopher Search]
* [gopher://gopher.sm5sxl.net:3000/7 sm5sxl.net Search]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Web search engine — Search engine redirects here. For other uses, see Search engine (disambiguation). The three most widely used web search engines and their approximate share as of late 2010.[1] A web search engine is designed to search for information on the Wo …   Wikipedia

  • Archie search engine — Archie is a tool for indexing FTP archives, allowing people to find specific files. It is considered to be the first Internet search engine. [ cite web | title = The First Search Engine, Archie | url = http://www.isrl.uiuc.edu/… …   Wikipedia

  • Gopher (protocol) — Internet protocol suite Application layer BGP DHCP DNS FTP HTTP …   Wikipedia

  • Internet Explorer — Windows Internet Explorer A component of Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 9 in Wi …   Wikipedia

  • Firefox — For other uses, see Firefox (disambiguation). Phoenix (web browser) redirects here. For the Phoenix browser based on tkWWW, see tkWWW. Firefox …   Wikipedia

  • Firefox 3.5 — displaying Wikipedia on Linux …   Wikipedia

  • Aliweb — (Archie Like Indexing for the WEB) can be considered the first Web search engine, as its predecessors were either built with different purposes (the Wanderer, Gopher) or were literally just indexers (Archie, Veronica and Jughead).First announced… …   Wikipedia

  • Veronica (computer) — Steven Foster redirects here. For the 19th century songwriter, see Stephen Foster. Veronica is a search engine system for the Gopher protocol, developed in 1992 by Steven Foster and Fred Barrie at the University of Nevada, Reno.Veronica is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Netscape Browser — This article is about Netscape Browser version 8. For an overview of all versions of the Netscape web browser software, see Netscape (web browser). Netscape Browser Developer(s) Mercurial Communications for AOL, Netscape …   Wikipedia

  • Firefox 2 — Firefox 2 …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.