Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Monitoring DAAP usage

On Wed, 2005-10-19 at 10:30 +0100, tk postaccess com wrote:
> As you've probably gathered from Bugzilla, I'm making assiduous use of the
> new DAAP features in Rhythmbox. All in all, they're a pretty good start.
> You may have to forgive my ignorance, as I do not have detailed
> knowledge of the workings of Howl/Avahi, but I have something of a 
> difficulty with DAAP. Along with many other people, I like to share my 
> music collection over DAAP on my local network. Obviously, when clients 
> start listening to my music, they use resources on my computer.
> Although they don't tend to clobber the machine too much, I wish I could
> find a  way to monitor and (if possible) control how many people are
> connected  at any one time.
> I wondered at first if there might be a utility to do this through the 
> Howl/Avahi frameworks but, strangely, I can't find one. I'd like to ask
> the DAAP experts on this list whether there is way to monitor and control
> DAAP usage more directly than through a network packet sniffer.
> I would be especially surprised to find that there is no provision at all
> for this in either Howl or Avahi, as presumably such a utility would have
> further applications beyond DAAP.

Avahi and Howl have absolutely nothing to do with the people access the
DAAP resources. They just help find it. It's like saying that every
person that uses the yellow pages is going to call you.

Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net> 

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