[Icecast] dir.xiph.org only listing Ogg streams

Jay Krivanek admin at radiotoolbox.com
Mon Jun 19 09:52:26 UTC 2006

Actually this is what I had already done on my yp as I foresaw the need for
distribution nodes and I believe they already have an XML sheet however it
still can be abused despite this.

Bottom line, if they don't feel that there is enough traffic to the portal
to get advertising dollars then they are experiencing a problem in their yp
transactions from individual servers.  My guess is there is some real
inefficiencies with their code/database structure if this is the case.


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On Sun, Jun 18, 2006 at 11:06:25AM -0700, Ralph Giles wrote:
> Everyone,
> I have modified the yp cgi script on dir.xiph.org to reject non-ogg 
> streams. As the site has grown in popularity, it hasn't scaled well,
> and maintaining the database was eating most of the resources on the 
> server. We did some minor tuning a few months ago which helped, but
> the load has continuted to grow and was affecting other more essential
> services.

one simple but immediate solution might be to make the directory
exportable among mirrors, so it can propagate to more front servers.

a simple xml or rss export of the entries and some simple instructions
on how to setup mirrors might lighten the server while spreading even
more the dir.xiph initiative (who wouldn't love to have a nice sidebox
on the website listing streams to tune in?)

well, probably this is a feature request for the next yp software..

thanks for all your efforts,

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 jaromil,  dyne.org rasta coder,  http://afrolinux.org

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