[icecast] alias mount points
cloper at crowncollege.edu
Wed May 5 08:55:41 PDT 2004
I am still learning Icecast2 and its features. You say you can do what
you are doing with CGI? Does that mean you can dynamically change
passwords for mounts? I was told it isn't possible without restarting
the Icecast server.
Warren J. Beckett wrote:
>I am trying to get my head around a problem I have. First let me tell
>you my goal.
>I want to setup a site where I can allocate 2 hour time slots to anyone
>that wants to play there tunes. My idea was to setup a number of mount
>point, each with a username and password and dish these out, along with
>a allocated time slot to the DJ's that have booked. This can all be done
>with a wee bit of CGI - No worries at all.
>The idea was then to have a mount , shall we say /live.ogg where
>listeners can connect have here the various artists.. I want to make
>this as automatic as possible and not have a person ( me ) managing this
>as I have better things to do in my evening such as sleeping.
>At the end of a time interval the next artist is live, and will be
>completely transparent to the listeners.
>One idea was to shuffle listeners around the mounts using the move
>client function. I can run a script at a short interval to move clients
>from /live.ogg to the current playing mount point, and when an interval
>expires move the clients on that mount point to the next one in line.
>But perhaps I have lost my mind - Is there an easier way to achieve my
>Is it possible to have alias mounts similar say to a unix symbolic link?
>Where /alias.ogg points to another mount? What the alias points to can
>be moved around and the listers just track what it is currently pointing
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