[Icecast] pre-roll ads and log file

StreamAnalyst streamanalyst at internetofficer.com
Sat Jun 16 16:51:02 UTC 2018

Perfect! Thank you.
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2018 10:11:13 +0000
From: Philipp Schafft   <phschafft at de.loewenfelsen.net>
To: Icecast streaming server user   discussions <icecast at xiph.org>
Subject: Re: [Icecast] pre-roll ads   and log file (Philipp Schafft)
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Good morning Jean-Luc,

On Sat,   2018-06-16 at 10:47 +0200, StreamAnalyst wrote:
> Thank you   Philipp,
> Your answers are very clear. We understand the   difference between the
> wall clock time (server side) and the playback   time.

It's nice to hear my reply was helpful.

> Just one   more point. You wrote that the "into file" is sent to the
> listener   before the listener is attached to the actual stream. If the
> server   would take 20 seconds to send the "into file" and if the
> listener only   remains connected 5 seconds, I guess that he will not
> connect to the   actual stream: 

> will this appear in the log file as a 5 seconds   connections or will
> this be invisible in the log file? In other words,   do we only see the
> accesses to the actual stream in the log file and   can we assume that
> all entries in the log file are from users who   received the complete
> "into file" ?

The log is written for   every connection that reached the client state.
That is every connection   that send a full HTTP request. That is true
even if the client disconnects   before the server can send any reply.

So in your example above you   would see a connection of 5 seconds in the
access log.

With best   regards,
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