[Icecast] EZStream questions

Geoff Shang geoff at QuiteLikely.com
Sun May 3 02:30:01 UTC 2009


I just installed the latest EZStream and have a couple of what I feel are 
probably pretty stupid questions.

1.  How to disable metadata sending.  The manual page suggests that this 
is possible but I lose track about halfway through the section on 
metadata.  If someone can demistify this for me it'd be great, as I don't 
really want listeners to see the filename of my files.

2.  I had EZStream fail to run today because a config file was "group or 
world writeable".  Why should it care?  Surely it's not EZStream's job to 
enforce security policies.  If there's a good reason then maybe print a 
warning, but don't refuse to run.  I might have good reasons for group 
access to my config files.  In addition, given that EZStream is probably 
best suited to a hands-off operation, this kind of thing really shouldn't 
make it fail.  It failed to start on time for me today because of this and 
I was left scratching my head for a few minutes.  Fortunately I was right 
in front of my PC when it happened otherwise a program would have failed 
to air at all.


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