[icecast] test load for icecast2 ?

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de
Wed Mar 5 02:14:52 PST 2003

On Wed, 5 Mar 2003, Michael Smith wrote:

> On Wednesday 05 March 2003 19:13, Joern Nettingsmeier wrote:
> > i'm test-driving an icecast2 relay on a rather crappy network
> > connection. to hammer on it, i was listening to the stream with xmms
> > while doing a couple of parallel wget -O - http://..mystream 2&>1
> >
> >  >/dev/null from another machine. however, as few as 5 parallel wgets
> >
> > would reproducably stall the streaming .
> > is wget not a suitable test load, or did i do something wrong in my
> > icecast setup ?
> icecast has no way to prioritise its network traffic over what other things
> are doing - so if you have lots of other traffic taking up as much bandwidth
> as they can (wget gets stuff as fast as possible), it'll tend to drown out
> the (close-enough to constant for these purposes) bandwidth usage of
> icecast2.

i'm aware of that, but i used wget on the *stream*, and that should not
come in any faster than with the stream's bitrate, right ?
i was wondering if it's wget that's confusing the icecast2 server, or if
my setup just isn't up to the load...

how do you guys do stress-tests ?



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