View Full Version : Idle bandwidth and No/Clock

2005-01-09, 09:42
The stream should be "keepalive" and other information from the server,
including time. There is no time/date function in the box itself, it pulls
the time from the main system (which is nice as the main system can be NTP
synchronized down to a few milliseconds).

5kbps sounds a little high but there's definitely data that needs to move
back and forth between the server and any client it is in contact with.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
> Ralph Edington
> Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2005 9:32 AM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Idle bandwidth and No/Clock
> I have two questions:
> (1) What is Slimserver doing, when it's doing nothing? Yes
> it sounds Zen-ish, but I'm serious. I have no music playing,
> the squeezebox is off (but not unplugged), and yet my server
> is streaming 5 kbits/second. When I shut off the Slim
> service, the traffic drops to zero. What is the 5 kbps for?
> (2) Is there any way to make the clock screensaver stay on
> the squeezebox when the slimserver service is shut off? I
> think it's odd that the clock goes away when the service is
> down. I've taken to shutting down my server at night for
> conservation purposes, but I would like to keep the clock!
> Or did I just answer my own question...? Is the 5kbps simply a "time"
> stream? That's a lot of time...
> Thanks,
> RE