[Icecast] Who sets the mount point?

David Saunders abitar.com at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 01:18:40 UTC 2009

This is what i found out in use with the icecast servers.

Mounts Can be made by each  of the following:

1> The icecast.xml file define a mount with a username/password for
this mount. Since most our broadcaster using edcast to broadcast the
username is set to source.

2> The use of the global  source password can create a dynamic mount.

  But, the best way is to define it in the icecast.xml file by the
mount. By using the method 2 to create a new mount that is not
defined, will cause relaying not to happen.

We current create a mount, and assign a password to the mount for each
of out broadcasters.  We also, defined mounts without passwords for in
house streams using the source password.

I cant say much for shoutcast mounts we don't use them.

basicly, the source password can be used when ther mount has not been
assigned a password in the icecast.xml file.

So I guess the answer to your questions is, the icecast/xml is the
preferred method of setting the mount and password :)


On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 5:49 PM, Eric Kolotyluk <eric at sfu.ca> wrote:
> Sorry for what seems like a real newbie question, but who actually sets
> the mount point? Is it the client/source, the icecast.xml file, or both?
> I find the IceCast configuration documentation quite confusing as it
> does not really explain mount points very well. If someone would take
> the time to explain things to me I would volunteer to improve the
> documentation.
> Case in point. I've been using IceCast for years, but never really
> understood what I was doing. Recently I installed IceCast 2.3.1 on my
> new computer. I have not configured anything - everything is the default
> out of the box experience. As far as I can tell the default icecast.xml
> file does not actually have any mount points defined, they are all
> commented out. Am I correct?
> I'm using the ODDCAST DSP with Winamp. As far as I can tell IceCast
> locked on to the first mount point I configured in ODDCAST, which
> happened to be example-complex.ogg, and now I cannot seem to change it.
> Is this how IceCast works, it takes whatever the client/source sends it
> and then automatically creates a mount point?
> My problem now is my ODDCAST DSP seems to be locked into
> example-complex.ogg as its 'destination' and won't release it even when
> I change the mount point in the DSP Config settings. I would like to
> change the mount point to something else, but I cannot figure out how.
> Has the mount point "example-complex.ogg" been locked into my Winamp
> configuration somewhere, or is something in the IceCast configuration
> that is forcing this mount point?
> I have uninstalled the ODDCAST DSP and reinstalled it, and the DPS still
> thinks it's configured to "example-complex.ogg" even though it has not
> connected to IceCast yet. I suspect there is some magic winamp/oddcast
> config file somewhere, but I am unable to find it (as Windows search
> mechanism is hopelessly lame).
> Cheers, Eric
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