[icecast] relay servers and mountpoints

Michael Smith msmith at labyrinth.net.au
Tue Jan 21 03:55:46 UTC 2003

Adon Irani <adon at YorkU.CA> said:

> > >
> > > MY QUESTiON -- if the main server is a relay for the studio , can i also
> > > connect local ices2 streams/mountpoints to it ? ?  ie. a second,
> > > differently named set of dialup/hispeed.ogg mountpoints for the timed
> > > re-broadcasts .
> >
> > Yes, you can do that.
> just lo0king at the ices2 .xml config now , i am (currently) using the
> /~msmith tarballs .
> it says that only the 'basic' playlist type is implemented , is this the
> case w/ cvs ?
>  and if so , could i write an hourly cron j0b to create the .txt ,
> and then ? HUP ices ? how would i get it to re-read the playlist file ?

There's another playlist type implemented ('script'), but it's kinda hard to
use well with the current lack-of-documentation. For your purposes, just
recreating the playlist file is fine - ices2 will automatically reread it if
neccesary (i.e. if the file has changed), so you don't need to HUP it or
anything like that.

> -
> also, i am creating my own .m3u files on-demand, if i were to add another
> .ogg file line PRiOR to the proper mountpoint ,, could i use this to play
> a short disclaimer/intro before the correct stream l0ads ?

Yes. I have plans for a feature that will allow you to automatically play a
short intro (i.e. the server streams the intro to the client first, before
going on to the actual stream), but I doubt I'll have time for that soon.

> thanks ..
>  a:/,
> ps . any way to determine stats like session length, etc. . i was thinking
> i could script somthin to read the .log files , but i'm not very robust
> w/ the grep ! .

The access logs are essentially just (slightly augmented) apache-style access
logs. There are lots of tools out there that can process them.


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