Archive for solr

[tekwalk] when chef’s changes can be re-edited but un-available to Search

Posted in Blogroll, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2011 by abhishekkr [21-November-2011]


ate a weird meal last evening, chef was angry I think…..

When I created an AWS instance in same way (by swiss-‘knife ec2 server create…’toolset) using same old boot-up script to get that insance auto-configured as chef-client; instance got created and was visible in the instance list  but not available to my recipes trying to search for it using its applied role and other tags.

The same procedure has worked successfully for all previous time, and with no change it suddenly started failing.

logged-in to the freshly created instance and exec ‘chef-client –once‘ again, it had asuccessful run but still the…..

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[tekwalk] Ruby/Rails utilizing Solr in Master/Slave setup

Posted in Blogroll, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 28, 2011 by abhishekkr

@ [16-November-2011]

Apache Solr is a high-performance enterprise grade search server being interacted with a REST-like API, documents are provided to as xml, json or binary. It extendsLucene search library.

Ruby/Rails communicates with this awesome search server using Sunspot (sunspot, sunspot_rails gem) library, to do a full-text search. Nice tutorial to use Solr in your Rails project using Sunspot.

Solr can perform as a standalone search server and even as master/slave instances collaborating with each other, with slaves polling master to sync-in their data.

Solr instances can be configured like Slave and as a Master.
Configuration file ‘solrconfig.xml’ needs to be edited with a new RequestHandler for Replication configured: 

{for Slave} :: to either poll at their Master’s machine address at regular intervals

{for Master} :: or…..

… here to read in detail

[hackersmag] Apache SOLR ~ a talented yet careless server

Posted in Blogroll, security with tags , , , , on March 5, 2011 by abhishekkr [8-Feb-2011]

Apache SOLR ~ a talented yet careless server

SOLR… what it is?
SOLR Security Consideration… are clearly stated

[] Solr does not concern itself with security either at the document level or the communication level.
[] It strongly recommends that the……….

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