[Icecast] Edit icecast.xml while server running

Philipp Schafft lion at lion.leolix.org
Thu Oct 15 06:13:43 UTC 2015

Good morning,

On Tue, 2015-10-13 at 18:40 +1300, Ross Levis wrote:
> Perhaps Icecast Server could listen for a WM_USER Windows message to
> activate the same action as a SIGHUP on Linux.  It is simple to program.

Thank you for your input. I will forward that to our windows guy. I have
no idea about windows myself.

Have a nice day!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: icecast-bounces at xiph.org [mailto:icecast-bounces at xiph.org] On Behalf
> Of Philipp Schafft
> Sent: Tuesday, 13 October 2015 6:24 p.m.
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> Subject: Re: [Icecast] Edit icecast.xml while server running
> 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.
> --
> Philipp.
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