Veronica (search engine)
During its existence, Veronica was a constantly[how?] updated database[clarification needed] of the names of almost every menu item[clarification needed] on thousands of Gopher servers. The Veronica database could be searched from most major[clarification needed] Gopher menus. Although the original Veronica database is no longer accessible,[why?] various local[clarification needed] Veronica installations and at least one complete rewrite ("Veronica-2") still exist.[further explanation needed]
The search engine was named after the character Veronica Lodge from Archie Comics, an intentional analogy with the naming of the Archie search engine, a search engine for FTP servers. A backronym for Veronica is "Very Easy Rodent-Oriented Net-wide Index to Computer Archives".
- Archie—a search engine for finding FTP files.
- Jughead—an alternative search engine system for the Gopher protocol.
- WAIS—another client-server text searching system of the same era.
- local-veronica source
- Search Veronica-2 an actively indexed re-implementation of Veronica. Note: This link uses the Gopher protocol so it may not work in most modern browsers.
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