[icecast] icecast "multicasting" ?

Mark Woodson mwoodson at bacxs.com
Wed Dec 26 07:30:45 PST 2001



At 12:06 AM 12/26/2001 -0800, Peter Skye wrote:
>Mark Woodson wrote:
> >
> > A better solution would be to setup multiple
> > servers at key locations (perhaps something
> > colocated in the UK and Australia).  Have a central
> > server that feeds streams to these two servers.
>
>Mark, thanks for the info.  Do you mean that icecast can accept a stream
>from another icecast server and then distribute that stream to its
>"listeners"?  If that's the case, is there anything special I have to
>do?

Other than setup the aliases and whatnot?  I'm actually not sure.  It is 
not something I've set up myself before, just something I saw in the 
docs.  But yes the servers can stream to other severs, and accept streams 
from other servers.  Make for a fairly effective way to conserve bandwidth 
and balance loads.

-Mark

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