• SharedWebGuide

last modified June 6, 2015 by strypey

SearchTools.com offers an introduction to the concept of applying peer-to-peer to search, and a few references to projects current at the time, but the page states that it's not been updated since 2012.


"YaCy is a free search engine that anyone can use to build a search portal for their intranet or to help search the public internet. When contributing to the world-wide peer network, the scale of YaCy is limited only by the number of users in the world and can index billions of web pages. It is fully decentralized, all users of the search engine network are equal, the network does not store user search requests and it is not possible for anyone to censor the content of the shared index. We want to achieve freedom of information through a free, distributed web search which is powered by the world's users."

Faroo (proprietary freeware)