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Old 3rd July 2006, 08:22   #1
gvastianos
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Would "manual Setup Of Backup Server" Will Be Possible In The Future?

HELLO EVERYBODY

IAM A LONGTIME USER OF SHOUTCAST AND IAM VERY SATISFIED WITH THIS PLATFORM.

AS WE KNOW ABOUT THE CLUSTERING (MULTIPLE USE OF BACKUP SERVERS) THE ONLY WAY TO HAVE A CLUSTER OF SERVERS IS ONLY VIA YP.SHOUTCAST.COM

THE CLUSTER IDEA IS VERY SMART AND WORKS GREAT ....BUT THE LAST PERIOD MANY SERVERS HAVE PROBLEMS TO GET PUBLISHED IN YP.SHOUTCAST.COM BECAUSE OF NAK ERROR 100. THE RESULT OF THIS IS THAT THE SERVERS OF A CLUSTER MAY BECOME "ORPHANS" AND NOT ABLE TO CONNECT IN THE CLUSTER.

ANOTHER PROBLEM IS THAT IN CASE THAT THE STREAM IS NOT PUBLIC BUT PRIVATE....THERE IS NO WAY TO HAVE A CLUSTER ...NOT EVEN A BACKUP SERVER JUST FOR REDIRECTION IN CASE THAT ONE SERVER IS FULL.

OF COURCE WE CAN SAY THAT WE HAVE TO BE PATIENT AND WAIT UNTIL THE NAK PROBLEMS IN YP WILL BE SOLVED..... BUT I THINK IT WOULD BE GOOD IDEA IF THE PROGRAMMERS OF SHOUTCAST COULD SUBMIT A NEW PARAMETER IN THE SHOUTCAST CONFIGURATION FILES IN ORDER TO ALLOW USER TO SET MANUALY THE IP OF THE BACKUP SERVER.

I KNOW THAT WE CANT HAVE A SOLUTION EQUAL TO A CLUSTER VIA THE YP.....

BUT IF WE ASSUME THAT THE MANUAL CONFIGURATION OF BACKUP SERVER....OVERRIDES ANY OTHER BACKUP SERVER ENTRY THAT MAY ARRIVE TO A SHOUTCAST SERVER VIA YP, THEN WE CAN HAVE A SMALL CLUSTER THAT WILL WORK IN DAISY CHAIN LOGIC

FOR EXAMPLE ASSUMING WE HAVE THE FOLLOWING 3 SERVERS
-----
SERVER-1
INPUT=ENCODER-A
ALLOWRELAY=YES
BACKUP=SERVER-2
-----
SERVER-2
INPUT=ENCODER-A OR SERVER-1
ALLOWRELAY=YES OR NO
BACKUP=SERVER-3
-----
SERVER-2
INPUT=ENCODER-A OR SERVER-1
ALLOWRELAY=YES OR NO
BACKUP=SERVER-1
-----

THE CONTENT COMES FROM THE ENCODER-A THAT MAY BE THE DSP IN THE STUDIO OF THE STATION, IF THE ENCODER-A CAN SEND THE STREAM TO 3 SERVERS AT THE SAME TIME (LIKE WINAMP DSP PLUGIN) THEN THE 3 SERVERS WILL BE SYNCRONIZED MY TIME, OTHERWISE WE SETUP SERVERS 2 AND 3 AS RELAYS TO SERVER 1.

NOW BY ASSUMING THAT ALL SERVERS WORKING...

THE LISTENER OPENS THE STREAM IN SERVER 1. IN CASE THE SERVER 1 IS FULL REDIRECTS TO SERVER 2. IN CASE THAT SERVER 2 IF FULL REDIRECTS TO SERVER 3....ETC

THE ONLY DRAWBACK IS THAT IN CASE THAT ONE SERVER IS NOT WORKING IS THAT THE CHAIN BRAKES

WITH THIS WAY I CAN HAVE A "CLUSTER" OF SOME STREAMS THAT THEY MAY BE PRIVATE...(IN PURPOSE OR BY ACCIDENT BECAUSE OF THE NAK 100 ERROR) AND IN CASE THAT ONE OF THOSE SERVERS IS ABLE TO PUBLISH ITSELF IN THE YP THEN EVERY LISTENER CLICKS TO TUNE IN THE STREAM FROM THE WWW.SHOUTCAST.COM GETS IN TO THE CHAIN AND CAN LISTEN EVEN IN CASE THAT THE PUBLISHED SERVER IF FULL...

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS IDEA???? WHOULD IT BE POSSIBLE FOR SHOUTCAST PROGRAMMERS TO ADD THIS FEATURE IN FUTURE VERSIONS??????????????

REGARDS
GEORGE VASTIANOS
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