[icecast] Multiple Beginner Questions
roy at lamrim.com
Wed Jul 4 01:59:58 PDT 2001
Hi Everyone --
First and foremost, I'd like to thank the creators of Icecast and all the
ancillary tools. Most excellent work!
I'm running a somewhat unique radio station called LamRim Radio which hosts
Tibetan Buddhist teachings and recently hosted a semi-real-time teaching by
His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet...
Icecast has been the enabling software to make this all possible and for
this I (and many others) are grateful.
I've been running version 1.3.0 with Shout on Red Hat 5x with limited
trouble; occassional chirping and dropped WinAmp connections during long
client sessions (> 1-2 hours). But nothing to troublesome...
But more recently I upgraded to Red Hat 7x and have found Icecast "locking
up" and having to be reset every other day, where in past it was running
trouble-free for weeks at a time...
And my new observation (perhaps obvious to better operators than I) is the
total loss of Shoutcast directory listings.
I figured this must be a change on the Shoutcast side and probably required
that I upgrade to 1.3.10 and move into the new millenium with the adoption
of IceS (instead of Shout).
I think I have everything now running on a secondary test server, but MTD
(Mean Time between client Disconnects and other chirps, skips, etc...) is
now every few minutes. I'm also a little lost on the whole "XML config"
setup, but I'm still plugging through the docs... Shoutcast directory
listings are still not showing up... I'm hoping I don't need to run their
servers to make this work... ;-(
My current setup is:
RedHat Linux 7.1
Large MP3 files (typically 1-2 hours each)
1.1Mbps SDSL connection
Any thoughts or help would be most appreciated. Or simply words of
encouragement / wisdom from others.
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