[Icecast] Relaying with Icecast - stand-by or active all the time?

Xabier Oneca -- xOneca xoneca+icecast at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 07:40:50 UTC 2013

Excuse me, I understood wrong your question.

I think the difference is that if the server is already connected to the
source when a client comes, that client will start to listen sooner than if
the server has to connect to the source. I have personally not tested
timings, but if you don't mind the bandwidth, I would go for the permanent

Xabier Oneca_,,_
El 20/02/2013 07:58, "Satz Klauer" <satzklauer at googlemail.com> escribió:

> Hi,
> I found there is a possibility to let IceCast relay other, existing
> streams. But how is it working exactly when no clients are connected to my
> relay server:
> - is it going to stand-by and not streaming andy data from the source
> or
> - is it pulling data from the source all the time also when no client is
> available that could consume this stream? This would mean the relay would
> consume traffic and bandwidth also when nobody will use it...
> Thanks!
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