[icecast] Limiting bandwidth usage on Icecast2/Linux

Leo Currie leo.currie at strath.ac.uk
Wed Nov 26 00:53:06 PST 2003



Hello.

I want to somehow limit the total bandwidth usage on my server to < 
256Kbit/s when simultaneously streaming both Ogg & MP3. This is because 
I have an ADSL line. If I were streaming just CBR MP3, I could limit the 
number of listeners - this is what I currently do, and it works fine.

IIRC, the old version of Icecast had a crude bandwidth limiter on it 
(throttle?) - Is there something similar in Icecast2?

Otherwise, I would have to construct some kind of mechanism to monitor 
the bandwidth usage of Icecast2, and prevent new client connections if 
the average bandwidth exceeded x over n seconds, right? ;)

Thanks for any suggestions.

Leo

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