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Funnelback 11.1.0

Release notes for Funnelback 11.1.0

Released: 9 December 2011

New Features

  • Support for different site web crawling profiles, allowing high performance sites within a larger collection to be crawled more quickly.
  • Support for larger numeric metadata values and more strict equality checks.

Upgrade Issues

  • If Funnelback is upgraded to 11.1 from a version earlier than 10.1 Funnelback's administration interface will initially show all previous collection updates as failed. Updating the collections after the upgrade will resolve this display issue.
  • Collections using WARC storage must be updated after upgrading to allow cached documents to be returned.

Selected improvements and bugfixes

  • Improved modelling of TRIM early binding security
  • Documentation refinements
  • Support for X-Forwarded-For headers in the modern search interface
  • Improved key encoding handling for WARC files
  • Fixed handling of LDAP directory repository authentication without domains
  • Ability to configure the web crawler's DNS cache size
  • Reduced load from editing large tuning data sets and improved CSV tuning data import
  • Fixed errors when exporting empty frontier entries at the end of a web crawl
  • Fixed incorrect facet display caused by interactions with synonyms
  • Improved detection of successful collection updates
  • Improved file-copy and security support for Novell Netware
  • Fixed temporary file opening issue in analytics reporting on Windows


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