Upstreaming is the process by
which Radio moves information from your
local computer to the server where your blog is located. The overall
upstreaming process is controlled by an XML file named
#upstream.xml stored in your
www folder. This file contains configuration
information specifying where your rendered HTML files are to be
Passwords are never placed in this
file — they are stored in the
radio.prefs.passwords table in
Radio’s object database.
There are three types of
xmlStorageSystem, FTP, and none. An xmlStorageSystem upstream file
moves blog postings off to the radio.weblogs.com destination or to a Radio
Community Server. An FTP upstream driver transfers files via FTP. A
none type prevents information in the folder where it is located from
being upstreamed at all.
The none type seems confusing but consider this example: you want to
/www/images/photos directory that has all
your photos; but there are two versions of photos — the
high-resolution versions for print publication and the low-resolution
version for on screen use. If you use an upstream of type none, you
can prevent the high-resolution files from going up to your blog.
Here’s a sample upstream file for FTP:
<?xml version="1.0"?> <upstream type="ftp" version="1.0"> <username>fuzzygroup.com</username> <passwordName>ftp</passwordName> <server>ftp.fuzzygroup.com</server> <path>htdocs/ftpblog/</path> <url>http://www.fuzzygroup.com/ftpblog/</url> <mode>passive</mode> </upstream> ...