[Icecast] Overhead of individual mount points

Karl Heyes karl at xiph.org
Mon Sep 19 16:13:06 PDT 2005


On Mon, 2005-09-19 at 21:34, Dick Trump wrote:
> I'm running a private stream which only has a handful of clients.  I have found it convenient to create a separate mount point on my encoder (Simplecast) for each client.  This allows me to track the current client list using the tools built into Simplecast.  It also allows me to do custom streams when required on a per-destination basis.
> 
> All mount points are normally running the same content, encoder and bit rate.
> 
> Is there any downside to this kind of configuration?  Additional overhead?

it seems wasteful as the mountpoint is not servicing many listeners, so
you'll have more threads in use but they won't be doing much work if
there's only 1 listener per mountpoint.

karl.



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