[icecast] Performance icecast

Scott Manley djsnm at djsnm.com
Fri Dec 13 23:40:25 UTC 2002

M.C. van Dorp wrote:

>thanx for even reading this
>I really like icecast and i use it very happily.
>Now i'm planning to co-locate a server to play my music but i'm kinda
>wondering what kind of specs(processor, memory etc) i need for let's say
>3000 listeners(32kbit, stereo) at the same time. 
>I see the program is not that cpu intensive but can't figure it out
>Thanx in advance
>M.C. van dorp
you may have problems with OS limits when you get to that number of open 
file descriptors, it may be in your best interest to use multiple 
servers limited to <1000 users - just to stay inside library limits.

As for power - any decently specced PC should be able to manage this 
load these days.


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