[icecast] Icecast Logging - Accurate?

Jack Moffitt jack at xiph.org
Thu Jul 26 14:22:56 UTC 2001

Icecast is not going to log the TCP packet overhead, or your ethernet
frame overhead, or resends, or collision.  A switch would log all of

It if it's less than a 15% discrepancy, you probably are just seeing
packet overhead.


On Thu, Jul 26, 2001 at 09:10:42AM -0700, Hunter Hillegas wrote:
> I'm seeing some discrepancy between our switch traffic logs and our Icecast
> logs in terms of total amount of data transferred. Our Icecast logs seem to
> be on the low side.
> I was wondering how reliable the logging mechanism is in other people's
> experiences...
> We're running Icecast 1.3.0 (we can't upgrade because 1.3.10 stutters and
> dies like crazy on RH6) and Ices.
> Any info that anyone has would be very helpful.

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