[Icecast] Max Icecast Listeners
raylutz at cognisys.com
Tue Jul 26 10:52:48 PDT 2011
I am curious if anyone has had enough experience to know --> how many
simultaneous listeners can be supported by typical server boxes,
assuming unlimited bandwidth is available?
My specific case:
My server (http://www.AirProgressive.org) is on a Linux VPS server
located in a datacenter and on a optical backbone so that bandwidth is
not the problem. Each connection I am running is at 32kbps and 22050 Hz
sampling rate (mono) since the program is "talk radio". The bandwidth
available per month is 6000 GB and at an average of 4.5 hours per week
of listening, which is what similar stations had in this area of the
same genre, I can service about 21,000 listeners per month. The peak
would be at least 562 listeners at any one time, which is the average.
Let's just assume the peak is 10,000 listeners at a time. How many
servers do I need to support that? (and more importantly, how do I
figure it out?)
Q2: does icecast provide any warnings when it finds it is unable to keep
up with the workload? What sort of failure mode will occur? Gaps in the
transmission, dropped listeners, ?
Thanks for your help.
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