[Icecast] Edit icecast.xml while server running

Jack Elliott 541 848 7021 thatjackelliott at kpov.org
Tue Oct 13 15:02:17 UTC 2015

On 10/12/2015 10:23 PM, Philipp Schafft wrote:
> Good morning,
> On Mon, 2015-10-12 at 07:16 -0700, Jack Elliott 541 848 7021 wrote:
>> When running Icecast server on a Windows machine, I find that I can
>> edit icecast.xml while Icecast is running, but must stop and restart
>> Icecast for the changes to be recognized. At least right away, anway.
>> It's possible that Icecast will eventually get around to accepting the
>> changes later in the day but I haven't waited to find out.
> Icecast2 will not magically re-read it. To do so you need to send a
> SIGHUP. As windows does not have real, working signals there is no way
> to let it re-read it with the current official version.
> But I need to recommend against running Icecast2 (or any other server
> software) on windows anyway.
Thank you for the warning. Fortunately, it has been completely reliable 
for many months now. If we encounter trouble I'll set up a Linux box at 
the station to host the server.

that Jack Elliott

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