[Icecast] Edit icecast.xml while server running

Ross Levis ross at stationplaylist.com
Thu Oct 22 01:03:01 UTC 2015

Is that the case for the Windows edition of Icecast Server?


From: icecast-bounces at xiph.org [mailto:icecast-bounces at xiph.org] On Behalf
Of M M
Sent: Thursday, 22 October 2015 6:03 a.m.
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Subject: Re: [Icecast] Edit icecast.xml while server running



I believe many Windows devs would just monitor the filesystem for changes to
the config file, and then re-read it when it has changed.



From: lion at lion.leolix.org
To: icecast at xiph.org
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2015 05:23:30 +0000
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.
 (Rah of PH2)

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