Self-Hosted SearXNG instance on OpenBSD


Some time ago, I discovered and used searx on OpenBSD . This worked quite well but there were a few annoying bugs that I couldn’t solve. Mainly using OpenSearch with Firefox and timeouts with some Big Tech search engines. After struggling enough, I decided to switch to SearXNG . It has some cons compared to SearX but, regarding my needs and beliefs, the pros win.

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Running the Searx metasearch engine on OpenBSD


Searx is a free metasearch engine. This means that it will aggregate search results from several search engines, like Bing, DuckDuckGo, Google or Qwant. But it will also use search engines from services like DailyMotion, DeviantArt, FramaLibre, GitHub, Reddit or Wikipedia to extract search results. For more information, have a look at the searx online documentation . It also removes Cookies and generate a random profile for each request you do.

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