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CIP (Common Indexing Protocol)
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CIP is an evolution and refinement of Whois++, an Internet protocol for finding information about resources on networks. CIP provides a way for information servers to know the contents of other information servers by exchanging index information. Once indexes are exchanged, a server can look in its own index to answer a query, or look in the indexes received from other servers to see if the query can be answered elsewhere.
CIP is an indexing protocol that defines methods for creating and exchanging index information among indexing servers. It distributes searches across several instances of a single type of search engine to create a global directory. CIP can tie individual databases into distributed data warehouse.
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