[icecast] XML statistics?

Michael H. Collins mike at linuxlink.com
Thu Feb 26 08:24:23 PST 2004



I have no prob seeing stats with mozilla.  Icecast has come so far in a 
year.  Last year at this time there was no need for stats. hehe  We were 
just glad to get the stream out.

<p><p>HidayahOnline.org Admin wrote:

>
>>
>> This stats file is a sort of "virtual file", created by icecast on 
>> demand. It doesn't live on the filesystem at any point.
>>
>> You can request it from the server using 
>> http://server:port/admin/stats.xml
>>
>> Can you suggest some text for the documentation that would clarify this?
>>
>> Mike
>>
> Well, I still don't get an XML file when I visit that page on my 
> server.  Granted, all the information that is in the file is there, 
> however, I can't use PHP's nifty XML parsing tools to get that 
> information.
>
> To clarify the point, I would advise simply not using an XML file to 
> represent the data, unless such a file is indeed attainable, whether 
> actually existing on the file system or not.  If a file like this can 
> be generated at a given URL or by a command to the server, that would 
> also be neato, but if nothing like the really exists, I would advise 
> re-writing the page without the XML at all.
>
> All of this is assuming that I am understanding what you are saying - 
> in that, whomever wrote the documentation simply used XML as a way to 
> present the data.  I would suggest, rather, a screen-shot of the 
> actual page, or what the actual page looks like.
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Chupacabra.

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