[Icecast] Problem One: Running Icecast on Port 80..

Karl Heyes karl at xiph.org
Thu Sep 30 17:24:35 PDT 2004


On Fri, 2004-10-01 at 01:09, Ian Andrew Bell wrote:

...
> Theoretically, I should be able to just run Icecast on Port 80 by 
> specifying Port 80 in the icecast.xml file like so:
> 
>    <listen-socket>
>          <port>80</port>
>    </listen-socket>
> 
> ...but this is the error I get:
> 
> 	Could not create listener socket on port 80
> 	Server startup failed. Exiting
> 
> I was told that I should try running icecast as root.  Try doing that, 
> and you get an error:

listening on ports < 1024 requires root privileges

> 	WARNING: You should not run icecast2 as root
> 	Use the changeowner directive in the config file

http://www.icecast.org/docs/icecast-2.0.2/icecast2_config_file.html#security

As with apache, you start as root then it changes to run as another
user, just state the user/group

karl.




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