[Icecast] fallback-to-file caveat

Joern Nettingsmeier nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de
Fri Apr 15 11:25:30 UTC 2005

Karl Heyes wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-04-12 at 14:44, gARetH baBB wrote:
>>How is fallback to file actually meant to work ?
> just state a filename within webroot. The server creates a source thread
> so that it interacts with the existing fallback mechanism.  No timing
> goes on with the data stream, and usual rules for fallbacks apply, ie
> same format and same parameters.

a word of warning: the fallback files will be served untimed, i.e. as 
fast as the receiving end can process them.
if it's a relay, then this will eat up your entire bandwidth. i've seen 
loads of 30+ mbit/s with just two relays.

if all your clients are actual players, you will be fine, but even one 
wget will really warm your uplink :)

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