[icecast] default stream

Jerome Alet alet at unice.fr
Fri Oct 5 08:27:12 UTC 2001


Two questions:

I wondered if there's a solution for an icecast 1.3.11 server to
automatically play a static stream by default (a welcome message
announcing future streams) whenever someone connects to / without needing
any source. The solution I use is to launch shout as a source and make it
loop over this welcome message, but I find this not optimal because most
of the time there's no listener. Is there anything better, maybe with
aliases ? 

Is there a way to verify the quality of the transmission or benchmark it
without having to listen to the stream and optionnally produce a graph
showing transmission errors: ideally I'd want to simulate a number of
simultaneous listeners. I've tried with ab but is it really the same as
listeners like mpg123 or winamp ? I have to be sure that a certain number
of clients can listen from another point in our wan.

I wanted to search the mailing list archive but this doesn't seem to work.

thanks in advance for any help.

Jerome Alet - alet at unice.fr - http://cortex.unice.fr/~jerome
Fac de Medecine de Nice        http://wwwmed.unice.fr 
Tel: (+33) 4 93 37 76 30     Fax: (+33) 4 93 53 15 15
28 Avenue de Valombrose - 06107 NICE Cedex 2 - FRANCE

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