[Icecast] running icecast and a webserver on same port

Geoff Staples geoff at radioleft.com
Sun Jun 26 11:13:50 PDT 2005


I'm curious about why you would want to run Icecast on port 80.

Geoff

Justin Bot wrote:

>Care to shed some light on this? I have about 10 IPs that are at my
>disposal and 3 I've been keeping for spares and whatnot. Though
>binding them is a little beyond me.
>
>TIA
>
>Justin
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>On 6/22/05, Klaas Jan Wierenga <k.j.wierenga at home.nl> wrote:
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>>Hi,
>>
>>You can if your machine is assigned two IP addresses. Then you can bind the
>>webserver to port 80 on the first IP-adres and bind icecast to port 80 on
>>the second IP-address.
>>
>>Hope this is helpful.
>>
>>Regards,
>>KJ
>>
>>-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>>Van: icecast-bounces at xiph.org [mailto:icecast-bounces at xiph.org]Namens
>>Laust Brock-Nannestad
>>Verzonden: woensdag 22 juni 2005 2:27
>>Aan: icecast at xiph.org
>>Onderwerp: Re: [Icecast] running icecast and a webserver on same port
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>>On Wed, 22 Jun 2005, Saul Quiñones wrote:
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>>>Hi all!! Does anyone know if you can have your
>>>web server running on port 80 and also icecast on the
>>>same port in a easy way??. Thanks in advance!!
>>>      
>>>
>>You can't run both on the same port, but you can pass the stream through a
>>a CGI script - from Icecast (running on the normal port 8000 for example)
>>and on to listeners connecting to the web server on port 80. It's not
>>without some problems, though:
>>
>>1. Some web servers (like Apache 1.3) _always_ add headers to the output
>>of CGI scripts, so you don't get a "clean" copy of Icecast's output.
>>Certain players don't mind the extra headers (foobar2000 on Windows, and
>>ogg123), but others (Winamp and Windows Media Player) get confused and
>>will refuse to play the stream. With other web servers (thttpd is one I've
>>tried) that don't add any headers to the output of CGI scripts, it seems
>>to work quite well, however.
>>
>>2. Since traffic on port 80 is sometimes proxied/cached (based on the
>>assumption that it's normal web traffic) at the other end, there's a
>>chance you'll have proxies taking up connections on your server even after
>>the actual listener has disconnected.
>>
>>3. Performance probably isn't so great, but this shouldn't be a concern
>>unless you have many listeners.
>>
>>If this hasn't discouraged you from trying, the "webamp" Perl script
>>mentioned in the following article makes a suitable pass-thru CGI script
>>with minor modifications:
>>
>>http://www.perlfect.com/articles/streaming.shtml
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>>
>>Regards,
>>
>>Laust
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