[icecast] A large streaming project

Michael Smith msmith at labyrinth.net.au
Thu Feb 27 04:06:55 UTC 2003

Ross Levis <ross at stationplaylist.com> said:

> Just some more questions.
> As a guess, how many IceCast streams could be supported on one Linux PC 
> (say 1.5Ghz PC).

Seperate streams? Probably a couple of hundred. There's been no effort put
into optimising this - with some work, this could be lifted a lot further. 

Clients? On a 1.5 GHz server, you're unlikely to hit limits due to icecast -
you'll hit limits due to the PC architecture from doing lots of network I/O
first, I suspect. I had 3000 clients (though only over loopback, not in a real
environment) on my old machine (450 MHz p2/celeron).


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