[Icecast] YP directory server

oddsock oddsock at oddsock.org
Sun Feb 27 17:35:30 PST 2005

At 02:56 PM 2/26/2005, you wrote:
>I have set up my own YP directory but there are some files left and I
>don't know their purpose because everything works fine without them.
>Those are: yp_cachegen, yp_clean, yp_random. I didn't find any
>connection with yp_cgi.

yp_cachegen : generates an xml dump of the  YP directory
yp_clean : we run this periodically (every 5 minutes) to clean up any 
orphaned records in the directory.
yp_random  : randomizes rankings within the directory

>In connectToDB() there is also yp.db file opened and an environmental
>variable is read from it. What is it for?
>If someone could explain that, I'd be very grateful.

I believe that isn't used any longer...I think it was originally used to 
store the username/password used to connect to the mysql DB...


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