[Icecast] listener authentication for multiple mountpoints

oddsock oddsock at oddsock.org
Thu Jan 13 21:19:22 PST 2005

At 07:40 PM 1/13/2005, you wrote:
>So here was my other question that got missed.
>>1.  Is it ok to use the same password file for multiple mountpoints, or 
>>will that cause problems?

no problems at all with this.

>I just want to us the same passwords for two different streams.  I'm also 
>curious if this is in any way related to clusters or grouping mentioned in 
>the new features of icecast 2.2.  I don't think it is, but I can't find 
>any good documentation on what clusters or groups are, or how to use them 
>if I wanted to.

cluster - a group of mountpoints from different icecast servers that should 
all contain the same exact content.  This is usually only used when a relay 
is setup.  In this case you configure the original stream and all it's 
relays with the same "cluster password" and they will appear as a single 
"unit" on the stream directory (YP).  When someone clicks on the listen 
link for that cluster, they are served an m3u that contains all the 
mountpoints in that cluster.

groups - The stream directory will group all mountpoints coming from the 
same listing IP and the same server name into a "group".  You might use 
this if you were broadcasting a single station in multiple bitrates.  In 
this case you would probably have a mountpoint for each bitrate.  And if 
you gave them all the same server name (server descriptions can be 
different) then they will be visually grouped together on the stream 
directory. http://dir.xiph.org/index.php?sgenre=&stype=&search=sluchaj is a 
good example of a server grouping... Note that you cannot do anything to 
make this grouping occur via icecast (outside of making sure that streams 
you want to group will come from the same listing IP and will have the same 
server name).  It is done by the stream directory itself.


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