[Icecast] relay icecast to shoutcast

Iain Mott mott at reverberant.com
Sun Jun 5 01:33:29 UTC 2005

that's seems a shame. I'm aware of what dns is - and I was prepared for
periodic drops in transmission. My dynamic dns name is updated (when
necessary) every 10 minutes. For a variety of reasons i'm reluctant to
use a static ip for this project - but if it can't be done....

On Sat, 2005-06-04 at 19:22 -0600, Robert Muchnick wrote: 
> On Sun, 5 Jun 2005, Iain Mott wrote:
> > figured it out! I have a dynamically allocated IP address - and i was
> > entering a dynamic DNS name in the shoutcast server config expecting it
> > to be resolved. It wasn't. I entered the IP address just then and it
> > relays perfectly! Will follow up with the shoutcast service support to
> > see why my dynamic name isn't being resolved (perhaps it can't be with
> > shoutcast?).
> DNS means "Domain Name Service". In order to serve ANYTHING on the 
> Internet, you have to have a reliable -- i.e., STATIC -- IP address, 
> mapped forward and reverse, name to IP address and vice versa.
> What you are describing for your connection is DHCP -- where you are the 
> client of your upstream -- and you cannot serve anything for more than the 
> time of your current connection, meaning your "service", whatever it is, 
> is at best transient.
> Robert Muchnick
> Xenterra.net
> 720-276-7917
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