[Icecast] Looking for company behind serverhostingcenter.com and directhostingcenter.com for causing problems on dir.xiph.org

"Thomas B. Rücker" thomas at ruecker.fi
Mon Dec 29 06:57:02 PST 2014


On 12/29/2014 02:39 PM, Hoggins! wrote:
> Hello Thomas,
>
> Le 29/12/2014 15:25, "Thomas B. Rücker" a écrit :
>> The directory is a free service and it's my
>> time that goes into maintaining it and I'm not willing to pour more time
>> into finding some hoster who thinks playing hide and seek is cool.
> This is slightly off-topic, but do you plan on hosting the directory on
> volunteer mirrors as well ? (maybe you already do that).
> We might have some spare bandwidth somewhere, maybe not enough, though.

The directory runs quite well on Xiph.org hardware at OSUOSL at the moment.
Despite being bombarded with 50-100 yp listings and metadata updates per
second. I haven't looked at the bandwidth in a while, but serving yp.xml
(mostly the incompetent VLC implementation refusing to use compression)
cause about 5-10MBit/s egress 24/7

Despite being well designed and having served us quite well, the code
base has started to smell though and we're quite far into a rewrite.
For the curious http://dir-test.xiph.org/ (may be up or down at random
times)
The web interface styling will come last, so don't be discouraged by the
bare looks.

If someone wants to give the directory some load, feel free to add it to
your Icecast config. We could use some base load:
http://dir-test.xiph.org/cgi-bin/yp-cgi

Cheers

Thomas



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