[sr-dev] rtpproxy-ng

Richard Fuchs rfuchs at sipwise.com
Wed Jul 10 18:07:29 CEST 2013

On 07/10/13 11:32, Daniel-Constantin Mierla wrote:

> Are there pretty-printing tools for bencode? Or just 'gateways' to
> json/xml pretty-printing.

There's an online one here: http://pauw.student.utwente.nl/bencode.html

Or you can easily make one yourself. For example in Perl, using one of 
the existing bencode modules, it's about a 2-liner script. Same in PHP, 
or Python, or ...

> I was referring to post-processing -- i.e., do the queries periodically
> or for each call at the end, store the results in a storage system and
> then generate reports. With json, in some systems you can simply refer
> to it as a structure, like:
> result.totals.input.rtp.bytes>1000
> This kind of operations makes very easy generating reports.

I'm not sure I understand the problem. In order to access elements of a 
JSON object, the whole JSON string has to be parsed and processed. The 
same is true for bencode. After decoding, elements can be accessed in 
whatever way the language and library used supports. There's no reason 
why bencode data can't be accessed the same way JSON data can be 
accessed. The structure of the data is the same.

Unless you're talking about an immutable system which only supports but 
can't support JSON. In that case you can either directly translate 
bencode to JSON, or teach either the RTP proxy or the module to also 
produce JSON output when needed. But I'm not familiar with any such 
systems, so can't really provide any useful input.


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