[Icecast] How do I group icecast servers

Dennis Heerema Dennis at Heerema.net
Tue Dec 28 09:29:30 UTC 2004

Hi oddsock and others,

Everything is clear about that, but where and how do i specify the
servername, cannot find it in the docs and a threath about it on the archive
(found via google) is not there anymore.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: <oddsock at oddsock.org>
To: <icecast at xiph.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 6:24 AM
Subject: Re: [Icecast] How do I group icecast servers

> > Hi There,
> >
> > Is there a way to group icecast servers, so they are found as one
> > announcement on the YP directory lists and al servers will give all
> > servers in there m3u.
> >
> > regards,
> >
> > Dennis Heerema
> >
> There are two different ways to group servers together on the YP.
> The first is referred to as "server grouping".  Streams that have the same
> Server Name and are listed from the same IP are "grouped" together into
> one logical directory listing.  An example of this can be seen here :
> http://dir.xiph.org/index.php?sgenre=&stype=&search=Wicked
> In this grouping, there are many streams listed, but all are grouped into
> a single logical listing.  Note that each stream can have a separate
> Server description (Server description is separate from Server name).
> The second type of grouping is what's called "clustering".  Clusters are
> grouped together in a single actual listing and are meant mostly for
> listing streams and their relays together in a single physical listing.
> >From your question, it seems that this is the type you are interested in.
> An example of this can be seen here :
> http://dir.xiph.org/index.php?sgenre=&stype=&search=Ropin
> In this case, there is only a single listing, but when a listener clicks
> on the listen link, they are served an m3u containing all clustered
> servers.
> In order to "cluster" servers together, you MUST use the cluster password
> feature of Icecast 2.2.  This is a mount specific setting and the docs
> should help you out in figuring out where it goes.  All streams with the
> same cluster password and server name will be clustered together into a
> single listing.  Note that clusters can span across multiple listing IPs
> (as most relays do).
> hopefully that clears it up a bit...
> oddsock
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