[Icecast] Icecast 2.3 RC1 Announcement

Karl Heyes karl at xiph.org
Thu Aug 25 03:40:02 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-08-24 at 18:46, Dave Pascoe wrote:
> Quick question on 2.3RC1...
> I am running a network of Icecast-kh51 servers in a master/slave
> configuration.  On the central server, I run two instances of Icecast,
> one on port 8012 and one on port 8010.  All of the sources connect to
> port 8010.  The instance of Icecast on port 8012 has max listeners set
> to 1, and has a bunch of <slave-host> entries for all the slave hosts
> (including itself on port 8010), sort of a load-balancer.  Listeners
> connect to the master server on port 8012 and get redirected to a
> slave server on port 8010. Each slave host is configured so that its
> master server is the master server on port 8010, and each slave server
> has a <slave-host> entry listing the master server on port 8012 (the
> "load balancer").  This slave-host entry on the slaves theoretically
> sends a listener back to the load balancer if it has no more listeners
> slots available.  I really like the way this configuration works.
> Is it possible to replicate this in 2.3RC1?  I know that some of the
> master/slave functionality has changed but I can't figure out if it is
> possible to get the same load balancing type of configuration I
> currently have.  Also, it would be ideal if I could keep the current
> ports (where the sources feed to and where listeners connect) if at
> all possible.

The registration mechanism needs improving especially with on-demand
relays in the setup. so no it won't be merged into 2.3.


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