[icecast] alias mount points

Karl Heyes karl at xiph.org
Fri May 7 17:26:28 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2004-05-07 at 17:08, Warren J. Beckett wrote:
> <SNIP>
> > One possibility is using a local relay,  have your listeners connect to
> > a relay (say /live.ogg) which relays one of the DJs streams.  Then
> > switching DJs involves moving the relay listener part from one DJ
> > mountpoint to another. 
> Hi Karl,
> I setup a local relay as suggested but if alter the <mount> on the relay
> and send the process a HUP, existing and new clients continue to go to
> the old relay source. Restarting the icecast relay works, but bumps all
> of the existing clients off.

I wasn't suggesting modifying the xml and doing a hup. The suggestion
was using the ability to move clients from one mount to another but
using the local relay as a static name for listeners to connect eg

     source clients	   local relay		listeners

--------> /DJ-1 ------------> /live   -----------> me

--------> /DJ-2

using the admin interface you can then move the listeners on /DJ-1 to
/DJ-2, and assuming no listeners access the /DJ-X mounts directly then
you should see only one listener on there (the local relay). This can be
within the same icecast.

If there is a chance the a DJ can sign off without the next DJ being
connected then you have to decide what to do in that case, one simple
solution is to have an always connected playlist running eg /playlist
and move to that at if no one else is available.


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