[Icecast] Enable port 80 on Win2k3 server with Websites configured

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Wed Nov 9 12:26:17 UTC 2005

On 11/9/05, Doc Nasty <doc at krushradio.com> wrote:
> Greetings Everyone
> Just playing around with the new version, And I'm having difficulties
> setting up Icecast to play with a second listening port on 80.  If I turn
> off all of the websites, it works, BUT, if I have one on (3 IP addresses
> attached to the Nic...websites attached to port it says it
> cannot create a listening port on port 80.

>     <listen-socket>
>         <port>80</port>
>         <bind-address></bind-address>
>     </listen-socket>

You didn't mention what OS you're using, but here's a couple of likely problems:
 1) Unix OSes don't allow non-root users to bind to low (< 1024)
ports. You'll have to configure icecast to start as root then drop
privs if you want to use port 80.
 2) Maybe something else is already using port 80.

Also, are you sure you want to bind only to this address? Normally
people don't. It makes some things a little harder, since for example
testing from localhost won't work.


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