[Icecast-dev] yp.xml - Size and Contents
thomas.ruecker at tieto.com
Thu Sep 13 13:13:32 PDT 2012
I've just updated ticket 1890 - https://trac.xiph.org/ticket/1890#comment:8
As we have moved to the Xiph server at OSUOSL - we have now disabled
this limitation and will observe the situation. Personally I'm very
disappointed that most clients downloading the yp.xml are not accepting
compressed encoding. Right now the file is 4818606 Bytes in size, most
clients download it uncompressed, but when transferred using Firefox
will only use 436859(sic!) Bytes of actual traffic!
Please encourage client software projects to fix their clients! (see
also RFC 2616 section 3.5)
Possible outcomes are that we will have to:
* black-list clients that do not support compression and feed them
again a highly reduced list.
* go back to a truncated list all together (preferably randomized
content with preference for free formats)
* provide a full list under different URL
* deprecate the list and implement a query API
(leaving open as this is only a test and no final decision has been made)
This is a wakeup call to all client software maintainers accessing
yp.xml! Fix your software! Please!
You unnecessarily annoy your users with long waiting times for the
directory content and waste OSUOSL's bandwidth.
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