[icecast] Placing Icecast in a chroot jail

msmith at labyrinth.net.au msmith at labyrinth.net.au
Thu Dec 19 01:30:22 PST 2002



Alan Silvester <mascdman at shaw.ca> said:

> Hi, 
> 
> (Sorry for the long email)
> 
> As a bit of a learning exercise, I'm trying to place the icecast daemon
> in a chroot jail.  I've been mostly sucessful: I can get icecast to
> serve the default stream from its jail, however I can't get multiple
> streams to work.

Not sure about icecast 1.3.x (it's no longer being actively developed), but
icecast2 has built-in (and tested!) support for chroot()ing itself (and then
dropping root privs).

Mike

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