[icecast] Icecast log format

Jack Moffitt jack at xiph.org
Mon Sep 3 19:47:37 UTC 2001

> Although I've managed to piece
> together most of the format for the access log the
> nature of a couple still elude me, as well as the
> organization of the icecast log. 

access.log is in Combined Log Format, which is quite well documented
around the web is the same as what Apache produces.

The only thing differnet is the last parameter, which is a number.  It's
hte number of seconds that the connection lasted.  using this you can
turn the bytes into bitrates, and figure out average listener time, etc.
You can parse the logs with any normal log parser, they will all ignore
the last value.

icecast.log is only meant to be readable by humans.  It's not in any

> I've gone through the
> icecast source what I can but C is by far not my
> native tongue. Anyone care to help me out so I don't
> have to bug the developers? Any input is appreciated.

Look at apache.org for Combined (and Common) log format docs.  From
memory it's something like:

ip/host, identd, authname, date, request string, status, bytes, referer, 
agent, seconds connected

Hope this helps.


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