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Seeks is a decentralized p2p websearch and collaborative tool.

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Seeks is a websearch proxy and collaborative distributed tool for websearch. Visit for more information on the project.

  1. Content

Seeks code provides: - a web proxy, - a websearch meta search engine that aggregates results and ranks them based on consensus. - a plugin system and a set of default plugins, including websearch and ad blocking plugins. - a P2P collaborative filter that enables decentralized collaborative searching and sharing.

  1. Installation

Dependencies: - libcurl - libxml2 - libpcre - tokyo cabinet - protocol buffers - libevent (optional, 2.x preferred) - opencv (optional) - docbook2x-man (optionnal)

From the root directory, run ./ ./configure make

Compilation options can be listed with ./configure --help

  1. Running Seeks

This is an early version of Seeks, it is recommended your run it from the repository you compiled it from.

cd src ./seeks

see ./seeks --help for options.

For example, by default seeks does not run as a daemon. If you would like to have it so, run ./seeks --daemon

Other important options can be modified in the configuration file, src/config

By default, seeks runs as proxy on the local machine ( on port 8250. If you would like to change it, do it in the configuration file, src/config

Once started, to use seeks, tell your web browser to connect to the Internet through seeks' web proxy.

  1. Troubleshooting

Seeks is young, so it is likely there are bugs. However, before all, be sure to read the faq and user manuals, respectively at:

To report bugs, please use the interface here :

For discussion and getting more immediate help, join us on irc, channel #seeks on

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