[icecast] Performance icecast

Scott Manley djsnm at djsnm.com
Fri Dec 13 15:40:25 PST 2002



M.C. van Dorp wrote:

>Hi
>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
>myself.
>
>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.

Scott

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