[icecast] Disconnecting relay when no clients connected / Conserving bandwidth

Karl Heyes karl at xiph.org
Wed Nov 19 23:22:00 UTC 2003

On Wed, 2003-11-19 at 22:55, Viraj Alankar wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm running an Icecast relay in my office. Is there any plans to provide the
> ability to disconnect from the master server when there are no clients
> connected to my relay? The main reason is to conserve bandwidth when no one is
> connected.
> I looked a bit at the code as to how to implement this, but was wondering if
> anyone else might be working on it.

Disconnecting the stream is fairly easy, you're just looking for 0
listeners, the problem is the trigger for connecting when there is no
existing stream, and what the behaviour is regarding listeners. These
are not necessarily impossible, just not attainable at the moment.


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