[Icecast] making sense of the stats

Railgun railgun.michael at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 06:50:07 UTC 2020


You can der listener Limit per mountpoint If you define the mountpoint at
config.

<webmaster at berean-biblechurch.org> schrieb am Fr., 27. März 2020, 03:18:

> Hi, Robert.  I appreciate the explanation.  Indeed, the terminology is not
> consistent or intuitive.
>
> So by your "4 services" you mean *sources*?
>
> If clients are source connections (one and the same?), then how do we
> reconcile limits for both clients and sources?  Is it like saying, 'for all
> of the X sources, they can have a total of Y connections'?
>
> How can I set limits on the number of *listeners*?  And this limit would
> be different than a limit on the number of *listener connections*"?
>
>
> On 2020-03-26 00:18, Robert Jeffares wrote:
>
> Hi Justin,
>
> *  Aren't listeners also clients?*
>
> No.
>
> Icecast xml is a bit daunting.
>
> There are two kinds of connections.
>
> Listener and Client
>
> Client:...
>
> Connections from your source which may be darkice, BUTT, or some other
> encoder.
>
> You actually need plenty of these. I set mine to 20 when I have 4 services.
>
> One client may have several connections. I assume there is some
> handshaking and there may be metadata as well.
>
> Listener:...
>
> Connections from anyone using the mount address which may be a listener or
> a relay.
>
> The same listener can connect more than once. The reconnect may be because
> of a gap the listener does not know about because of the buffer, or store o
> audio waiting to be played.
>
> On ADSL I limit this number to 5 and on Fibre I limit this to 10. Your ISP
> will choke the upload bandwidth especially mp3. I use AAC+ which has a
> smaller data size for the same quality, it's also not on the choke list.
>
> If you plan on having more listeners than 5 or so then you need a
> Streaming Service who may take your stream and feed it to 100,200 or some
> larger number of listeners for $xx.95 a month. Most of these are mp3 only.
>
> hope this helps
>
> regards
>
> Robert
>
>
> On 26/03/20 2:24 pm, webmaster at berean-biblechurch.org wrote:
>
> I can't make sense of the connection stats on the admin page.  We have one
> source and one mountpoint.
>
> What is the difference between *client_connections* and *clients* and
> *connection*s?  How can they be so different in value?  Same questions
> for *listener_connections* and *listeners*?  The connections values seem
> high for only 5 listeners and one admin.
>
> Here is a snapshot of the admin page a few minutes after the server was
> started and mountpoint was made available:
>
>             client_connections
>             18
>
>             clients
>             7
>
>             connections
>             24
>
>             file_connections
>             0
>
>             listener_connections
>             17
>
>             listeners
>             5
>
>             source_client_connections
>             1
>
>             source_relay_connections
>             0
>
>             source_total_connections
>             1
>
>             sources
>             1
>
>             stats
>             0
>
>             stats_connections
>             0
>
>      Mountpoint /live.mp3
>               listener_peak
>               6
>
>               listeners
>               5
>
>               max_listeners
>               unlimited
>
> After more people started to connect, the admin #s got even more whacky.
>
> Then, I have the max clients set to 25, yet the mountpoint says
> 'unlimited' listeners.  Why the difference here?  Aren't listeners also
> clients?
>
> <limits>
>   <clients>25</clients>
>   <sources>1</sources>
>
>
> Thanks,
> Justin
>
>
>
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