[icecast] XML statistics on remote server

Adon Irani adon at yorku.ca
Thu Feb 26 10:23:23 PST 2004



what i did in this situation was dump the stats/status file to the local
server through a lynx --dump call from php ..  and then i also update a
sql table to reflect the changes so i can poll that instead ..

a.

<p>On Thu, 26 Feb 2004, MacSym wrote:

>
> Hi everybody,
>
> I am wondering if it is possible to generate the XML/XSL files on a remote
> server (status.xsl, status2.xsl or stats.xsl). I am trying to create a
> player that parses status.xml every 20 seconds in order to show the
> currently played song (my player doesn't support ICY). Here is the problem:
> if 1000 users are currently connected, status.xsl will be requested 3000
> times in a minute, what really increase my Icecast server's CPU. For this
> reason, I would like to generate such an XML/XSL file on my web server which
> is a lot more powerful. I know I can store an XSL file on my web server
> (let's call it "statusWEB.xsl") that would parse the original status.xsl;
> but it doesn't change anything because if I call statusWEB.xsl into my
> player, it will parse status.xsl, what means my Icecast server will be
> contacted still 3000 times per minute...
>
> I guess I can solve this problem either by:
> - Setting up Icecast to PUSH status.xsl on a remote web server (is that
> possible??) maybe with php or FTP.
> - Create a script that would AUTOMATICALLY download status.xsl from Icecast
> and make a copy on the web server. This script shouldn't need to be called
> by any listener. I mean, it should do its job automatically by itself
> without needing to be requested (because if it is requested 3000 times per
> minute, it doesn't change anything at the problem)
>
> Any idea??
>
> Thanks in advance for any help!
>
> MAX
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-icecast at xiph.org [mailto:owner-icecast at xiph.org] On Behalf Of
> HidayahOnline.org Admin
> Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 5:42 PM
> To: icecast at xiph.org
> Subject: Re: [icecast] XML statistics?
>
> Michael H. Collins wrote:
>
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> > 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
> >>
> For further clarification, I missed that Mike had references
> "stats.xml", which I read, simply, as "stats.xsl".  I was only going to
> .xsl, before.  Both "/stats" and "/stats.xml" produce the appropriate
> XML file I have been seeking.  I am now successfully displaying
> Title/Artist (in this case, reciter, not really artist) on the front
> page of my site.
>
> This XML stuff is really neat.  :)
>
> And, in reference to Chup's comments, I didn't mean to be disrespectful
> in any way, i.e., "I PAID NOTHING FOR THIS SOFTWARE, SO WHY DOESN'T IT
> WORK LIKE THE $4,000 REALAUDIO SERVER!"  I hope I didn't come off that
> way.  ;)
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