[Icecast] Windows or Linux

Ian A. Underwood agentgrn at dcne.net
Tue Jun 28 17:11:35 PDT 2005


New Life Bible College and Seiminary wrote:
> We are undecided right now if we will be streaming through a linux based 
> computer or through a windows computer.  Any opinions out there?  We 
> have heard that windows presents a major problem with viruses, etc. when 
> trying to stream.  Also, can icecast be used with both linux and 
> windows?  Thanks.

Given a properly firewalled and secured system, I'd have to say it's 
administrator preference as to what server gets run.

My preference is to run stuff on Linux/FreeBSD wherever possible, mostly 
because you don't need anything really beefy to run the server.

-I


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