[Icecast] Can't get Master/ Server Relay to work

Fred Black fred at batanga.com
Thu Jul 14 10:40:39 PDT 2005

Thanks for the info... I didn't realize (from the docs) that you had to have
<mount>s defined on the master for the slave to pick them up.

One more question.  Can I use both the Intro option and the Relay option?
If so do I define <mounts> on the slave and include the into option on the


-----Original Message-----
From: Karl Heyes [mailto:karl at xiph.org] 
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2005 1:09 PM
To: Fred Black
Cc: 'icecast'
Subject: Re: [Icecast] Can't get Master/ Server Relay to work

On Thu, 2005-07-14 at 15:01, Fred Black wrote:
> Oddsock: Thanks for the new windows exe .
> I'm trying to get the master / server relay to work.
> Here's the master-server entries from the xml file on the slave:
> <master-server></master-server>
> <master-server-port>8000</master-server-port>
> <master-update-interval>120</master-update-interval>
> <master-password>xxxx</master-password>
> Here's the auth section from the xml file on the master:
>    <authentication>
>         <source-password>xxxx</source-password>
>         <relay-password>xxxx</relay-password>
>         <admin-user>admin</admin-user>
>         <admin-password>xxxx</admin-password>
>     </authentication>
> looking in the logs on either box, I don't see any indication of 
> "relay" trying to log in on the master box or any errors on the slave 
> box?
> What am I doing wrong?

I suspect you don't have a <mount> on the master server relating to the
stream. It takes that as a stream without any settings so is not listing it
to the slave.  Only streams with <mount> and where <mount> is not configured
to be hidden are listed for slaves. You would usually want to specify
settings such as max listeners.

There is a secondary issue, which is now fixed in SVN but not in the
win32 exe yet which has just come to light. The relay as defined from a
master is not enabled by default in the slave. You can enable it via the
admin interface (managerelays) of the slave.


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