[Icecast-dev] yp.xml - Size and Contents

Rücker Thomas 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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