[Icecast] icecast2 mountpoints maximum

Jack Moffitt jack at xiph.org
Wed Oct 5 19:32:58 UTC 2005

> A small update from my side.. i have updated both icecast and libshout to
> the nightly snapshot versions of icecast.org. Also, in the configfile i have
> raised the threadpool to 500 and all timeouts to 3000.
> This did help a bit. Right now i can get it up to 1020 inputstreams, however
> then it just stops accepting new connections.
> Is there a theoretical maximum to the number of mountpoints icecast can
> handle?

No, but most Unix-like operating systems impose a 1024 file descriptor
limit by default for any user.  Considering that you have stdin, stdout,
and stderr + 1020, that's probably what you're seeing.  Read up on how
to extend your operating system limits via ulimit or some other similar


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