[Icecast] Starting Icecast as a service on CentOS

Thomas B. Ruecker dm8tbr at afthd.tu-darmstadt.de
Wed Oct 6 04:19:40 PDT 2010

On Wed, Oct 06, 2010 at 06:33:41AM -0400, Jeff MacDonald wrote:
> On Wednesday 06 October 2010 00:44:18 Jonathan Nalley wrote:
> > Could you use a site like pastebin.com to show us what your init
> > script looks like that you've tried?
> > 
> > Although the typical init script is certainly more preferable, you
> > could always just append that command you know to be working to
> > /etc/rc.local although you may want to direct stdout and stderr
> > somewhere.
> > 
> While not necessarily a critical issue, I'd want icecast running as a non-priv 
> user instead of 'root'.
Icecast will refuse to run as root.
You can either start it as a different user (su / sudo) or drop to a
different UID within icecast as specified by the config file.


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